Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech
Excursion in Essaouira
Tour Price : ask us Duration : 9 ahors Languages: Spanish, French, Italian, English. arabic
For many centuries Essaouira, a city in the western part of Morocco, was known under its Portuguese name – Mogador. The Berber name literally means “the wall”, and refers to the fortress walls. According to the archeological researches this city has been inhabited since prehistoric times. There are various finds that prove the presence of the Carthaginians in the bay in the 5th century BC. In the 1st century BC there was a Tyrian purple factory, which processed the murex and purpurs shells.
It was the same dye, which was used for coloring the togas of the Roman Senators. In the 16th century the Portuguese seized several Moroccan cities including Essaouira. As regards of the present view of the city, it was built in the 18th century. It is worth noting that there is a big Jewish quarter in the city. Mohammed ben Abdallah was the one to encourage the Jews to settle in Essaouira. The Jews handled trade with the Europeans during those times. They comprised more than 40% of the population. There are many old synagogues in mellah, the Jewish quarter. Besides the synagogues there is a large Jewish cemetery.
As your private guide in Morocco I will tell you all about these intriguing places. The city was flourishing for many centuries, until the caravan trade died. Modern Essaouira is a famous fishing port and market. It is known for its day and night activity. “The city that never sleeps”, - say the people who have been there. It is worth noting that this tour is even more popular than any of the private tours in Casablanca.
|Tour Price: ask us|
|Duration: 9 ahors|
|Languages: Spanish, French, Italian, English. arabic|
|Tour package includes:|
|Airport Transfer :||NO|
|Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):||NO|
|Food and Drinks :||NO|
|Other services (fees apply):|
|Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :||NO|
|Translation services :||NO|
|Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :||NO|
|Visa support :||NO|
|This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :||NO|
|Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :||NO|
|Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :||NO|
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