Essaouira Mogador is a town at the Atlantic coast of Morocco
Essaouira

 
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Special Sights in the Medina


Historical and cultural buildings worth rehabilitaion
See also: Cultural and historical heritage in danger


The Palace of Justice


Palais de Justice

Locate this sight on the Map of Essaouira Medina

 

 

"Magana"
The Clocktower

Magana The Clocktower in Essaouira

Built 1912
Renovated 2012

Magana old

Place du Mechouar
To the left the walled medina and
to the right the new Kasbah.

.The French General Maréchal Lyautey ordered the construction of the clocktower in the new Kasbah 1912. He was Resident-General of French Morocco from 28 April 1912 to 25 August 1925.

The cocktower "Magana"


The Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah
Museum

The Sidi Mohammed  Ben Abdallah Museaum at Rue Lalouj

The Sidi Mohammed ben Abdallah Museum

The museum is situated in Rue Laalouj (Kasbah)
The curator and director, Ms Ghita Rabouli

Locate this sight on the Map of Essaouira Medina


 

Dar el Makhzen

Dar al Makhzen

Later Dar Al Char (customs), a prison and during the protectorat barracks
" Caserne du Chayla".
Nowadays a baskethall.
It is situated just opposite the Palace of Justice
at Place Moulay el Hassan (Place Du Chayla) at the entry of Kasbah Medina.

The door of ancient Dar Al Makhzen

 


 

 

The "Magana"  under renovation

The "Magana" under renovation June 2011

Magana

Porte Royale

It is just at the ancient Bab Al Manjana,
also called the Royal gate (Porte Royale)

 

Magana today
Place du Mechouar
To the left the walled medina and
to the right the new Kasbah.

Magana

The clocktower renovated

Magan - newly renovated 2012

 

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External links

UNESCO
Case Study: Essaouira

Makhzen
Wiki

Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah
Museum