Essaouira

Essaouira

Essaouira, formerly known as Mogador, is a city on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. It was established as a trading post in the area in the 5th century BC . Essaouira was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001.

Site Information

Country: Morocco

District: Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz

Site History: 5th Century BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Carthage

Later Cultures: Amazighs + Roman + Islamic

Site Features: Mixed Monuments

World Heritage Site

Official Name: Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador)

Date of Inscription: 2001

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