Older nautical chart of Essaouira.
We see the Medina and the
Port and the growth of the new town, north-east
from Bab Doukkala gardens, east to
the forest and the lagoons and south of Bab
Marrakech along the beach and the dunes.
Map of Essaouira Town
with visiting spots outside the Medina
The Mogador Island (Iles Purpuraires)
Archeological findings indicate activities
the Phoenicians as well as local Amazighen
The history of Essaouira begins with Mogador.
Today the islands are a protected nature reserv
famous for its breeding birds.