Essaouira (formerly Mûgadir in Amazigh, called Mogador by the Portuguese, in Arabic: الصويرة aṣ-Ṣawirah,), is a port city and a municipality of Morocco, capital of the province of Essaouira, in the region of Marrakech -Safi, it is located at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and has 77,966 inhabitants in 2014.
Although the region of Essaouira has been inhabited since antiquity by the Berber, Phoenician and Roman natives, it is only from the 16th century that the site is really occupied by the Portuguese, who build in 1506 a fortress and ramparts quickly abandoned before the fierce resistance of the local population.
A visit to the Medina of Essaouira offers a charming colorful landscape of the Moroccan-Portuguese style, the Great Mosque, terraces, cafes and souk. This ancient Portuguese city was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Morocco
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Una visita a la medina de Essaouira ofrece paisajes coloridos y encantadores desde el estilo marroquí - portugués hasta la Gran Mezquita, terrazas, cafeterías y el zoco.