Coastal town on the Moroccan Atlantic, the former Mogador (from the Phoenician "Migdol," small fortress) is undoubtedly a place apart. Small port city, rocked by the trade winds, Essaouira has preserved the rare authenticity that characterizes it.
It feels good to get lost in its medina (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), discover or rediscover its charm. Its traditional riads, arts and craft, its alleyways, its colorful stalls make Essaouira a city of unquestioned magic, and every stay inside its walls becomes lasting memories.
Cosmopolitan city, Essaouira hosts many cultural events, including Gnawa and World Music Festival, honoring its inherent Gnawa music culture. This music of many virtues,originally comes from Sub-Saharan slaves, brought in the region of Essaouira in the sixteenth century. This festival is an opportunity to (re) discover in an other way places such as the Moulay Hassan square, Borj Bab Marrakech, Dar Souiri or Zaouia Sidna Bilal.
But the former Mogador is above all a city of artistsin the quest of its unique atmosphere, artistssuch as Jimi Hendrix. Storytells he composed Castle Made Of Sand in Essaouira.