Essaouira City

Essaouira City

Essaouira is a port city and resort on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. Its medina (old town) is protected by 18th-century seafront ramparts called the Skala de la Kasbah, which were designed by European engineers. Old brass cannons line the walls, and there are ocean views. Strong "Alizée" trade winds make the city’s crescent beach popular for surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Pedestrianized Place Moulay Hassan is the medina’s focal point. At the Bab Marrakech entrance, craftsmen sell woodwork, weaving and other goods at the Ensemble Artisanal. Cafe terraces overlook the square. The nearby Souk des Bijoutiers is a collection of jewelry shops. Occupying a 19th-century mansion, the Musée Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah displays local musical instruments, furniture and traditional garments. The walkway at the Skala du Port overlooks the activities of local fishermen and boat builders. About 3 kilometers south of town, Diabat has a golf course designed by champion golfer Gary Player.
Many travelers choose to visit in summer (Jun–Sep), when temperatures are mild to warm and strong Atlantic winds make for ideal kitesurfing and windsurfing conditions. The Moussem Regraga (Apr) is a major gathering centered on a pilgrimage to local holy shrines. The Gnaoua World Music Festival (May/Jun) features traditional Gnawa musicians and international roots music acts. Winter (Nov–Feb) is mild and rainy.

索维拉
索维拉(原名莫加多尔)是摩洛哥西部马拉喀什-坦西夫特- 豪兹大区的一个城市和旅游游
胜地,濒临大西洋。索维拉在阿拉伯语中的意思是“美如画”。索维拉也许没有摩洛哥最好
的海滩,却有着最著名的风。“非洲风城”的美誉名副其实,从大西洋来的风终年光临着小
城,吸引着很多冲浪和帆板运动爱好者。自古,索维拉就是一个汇合了多民族和多种文化
的“大熔炉”,阿拉伯人、非洲土著部落、柏柏尔人、犹太人都在这里和平共处,形成了独
特的人文景观。现在的索维拉城建于18世纪。摩洛哥的穆罕默德三世希望将他王国的版图
重新规划,延伸到大西洋边,以增加与欧洲势力的交易,选择莫加多尔作为主要位置。
索维拉是摩洛哥沿大西洋沿岸最有魅力的一个城市,这里终年气候宜人,居民天性淳朴
善良,有着悠久的文化历史和众多的古老建筑。在多种文化的碰撞下,索维拉自有别样情
趣:白色和蓝色是城市的主题色,白色的海鸥自在飞翔,蓝色的渔船来往穿梭;渔夫们披
着落日从渔港满载而归,渔妇们坐在海边迎着海风织渔网;游人和一群群来自世界各地的
艺术家们气定神闲地漫步其间……风景如画的城堡和炮塔、迷宫般的当地人社区、错综复
杂的小巷、宁静的广场和艺术作坊、热闹非凡的码头闹市、号称摩洛哥第一的落日,无不
让人心醉神迷

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