As a symbol of peace, freedom, rapprochement of cultures and sharing, a «Banc de liberté» (A Freedom Bench), created in tribute to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, was installed on the cornice of Essaouira, Tuesday, September 19, 2017.
Important historic personalities.
Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah
(Mohammed III , c. 1710-1790)
was the founder of the new town Essaouira.
French architecte who designed the new
Souira with fortifications.
Ahmed Al Alj (Ahmed El Inglizi )
English architecte constructed bridge and
the portal of Scala the port.
Danish consul in Mogador 1765 - 1768
Pinto - an Icon of Essaouira
Rabbi Haïm Pinto (1748–1845)
was the leading rabbi in Essaouira. Jews from around the world
come on pilgrimage to visit the rabbi's grave in the Jewish Cemetery.
Auguste Beaumier (1823 -1876)
Famous consul of France, interpreter, spreading French language and culture in Mogador.
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