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Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador)

CountryMorocco
Date of Inscription2001
CategoryCultural Sites
UNESCOhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/753

Essaouira is an exceptional example of a late-18th-century fortified town, built according to the principles of contemporary European military architecture in a North African context. Since its foundation, it has been a major international trading seaport, linking Morocco and its Saharan hinterland with Europe and the rest of the world.

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