Zaouia, Zawiya, Zawyat, (Arabic
a Maghrebi and West African
term for an Islamic religious school or monastery, roughly
corresponding to the Eastern term "madrassa".
The zawiya often contains a pool, and sometimes a fountain.
In Rue Sidi Leghazi in
Baouakher there are two Zaouias near each others. Zaouia Sidi El Ghazi and Zaouia
This placard on the wall in a derb
reminding people cleaniness and respect.
Zaouia Sidi Ali Ben Abdallah
Zaouia Sidi Jazouli
Zaouia Tijania Tijâniyya
This Zaouia has two doors
painted in blue
and in the middle of the wall towards
the Haddada there is a niche at the wall
which indicates the Qiblah which is an Arabic
word for the direction that should be faced when a Muslim
prays during Salah.
Zaouia Kadiria Qâdiriyya (Moulay Abdelqader)
Detail of portal of the door
of the zaouia Jazouli
Zaouia Dar Damana
Zaouia Darkaouia Darqawiyya or Darqawa
Zaouia Nassiria (Nasiriyya)
Discovering this house in the old medina we were told by the supervisor that
is was the first house in Essaouira medina which was housing the archers defending the site.
Then it was a mosque and madrasa til today. In need of restauration.