Essaouira Mogador is a town at the Atlantic coast of Morocco

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The Danish consulat

The Danish Consulate a 17th century building. Street Art!

The Danish Consulate was the first European consulate in Mogador. Built in 1765 the Essaouira consulate building, designed by the young Danish architect Vilhelm Schroder.

The Brasilian consul started the work
and it was finished by the Danish Consul Georg Höst
who served in Essaouira 1766 till the end of 1768.
When the Royal Danish - African Company* was liquidated 1776, it was offered to the Sultan of Morocco by the Danish goverment.
The Danish Africa Company was founded in 1659, in 1671 renamed Danish West Indian and Guinean Company. 




L’ancien consulat danois à Essaouira: un patrimoine en partage”, une exposition culturelle et historique à Rabat

Maroc Diplomatique/ 6 avril 2018



Statement by Mr. El Mostafa Hbibi, Historical Monuments Architect at Essaouira.

Presentation of a project for conversion of the former Danish Consulate into a cultural centre.
This project is proposed by the local UNCHS/Habitat group and is aimed at restoring and rehabilitating the Danish Consulate, a 17th century building.

Locate this sight on the Map of Essaouira Medina

Notice the paainting by C215 on the door.


Danish Consulat
Danish Consulat
Danish consulat

Small openings with iron bars

In the south corner of the building
there are very thick walls with small openings
with iron bars.

There were 8 foreign consulates (Denmark, Britain, the Netherlands, France, Spain,
Italy, Portugal and Brazil
), mostly located in the Kasbah Qasbah quarter.

The Consulat of Netherlands - 19th century

Danish Trading posts in Africa (World Histiry at KMLA)





The Danish consulat