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Essaouira is an enchanting town with a rich and intriguing history that has been touched by a number of cultures throughout the years, most notably from Jewish traders in the 17th century. Sitting on the Atlantic coast in western Morocco it is dominated by six miles of stunning sandy beaches against a backdrop of striking wooded hillsides.
Skala of the KasbahThis huge 200m high military momument and ramparts were previously used as a line of defence from maritime attacks. Built in 1765 by Théodore Cornut, they were modelled on the medina of St. Malo in France and feature bronze cannons.
Hammam Lalla MiraA hammam, also known as a Turkish bath, has to be experienced in Morroco and this particular one is the oldest in Essaouira. It was traditionally used by Gnaoua slaves who named it after their yellow spirit called Lalla Mira.
Galerie DamgaardDanish enthusiast Frédéric Damgaard opened the first art gallery in Essaouira in 1988, dedicated to the work of local artists. It's become an important part of the city's culture and you'll find this little gem both unique and truly inspiring.
Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah MuseumThis house once belonged to a pascha and is now one of the city's most popular history museums. On display are vast collections including ancient pottery and coins relevant to Essaouira's history.