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Musee Sidi Mohammed ben Abdallah (or Sidi Mohammed ben Abdallah Museum)
The Sidi Mohammed ben Abdallah Museum is a classic history museum in the Moroccan city of Essaouira. It is named in the honor of the founder of the city, Mohammed ben Abdallah. This classic museum is housed inside a 19th century mansion and is home to an interesting range of historical artifacts and documents related to various periods of Moroccan history. Some of the highlights here include ancient pottery, coins, jewelry, carpets and embroidered clothes and weapons. An impossible to miss attraction here is a set of vintage musical instruments and some materials used in ritual preparations.
Zouina-Cheval organizes horse treks and horse rides for residents and visitors of all age-groups near Essaouira. This place is a crowd magnet and is preferred by experienced riders who’d like to spend some hours riding here. These rides run around countryside, beaches, dunes and village and give visitors a deep insight into the local topography and typical life of the country.
Bourj El Baroud
For those interested in a first-rated version of local history of Essaouira, Bourj El Baroud makes a fine choice for its combination of history and (once existent) strategic significance. It is a ruined watchtower situated on a sandy beach opposite to the Phoenician ruins at the islet of Iles Purpuraires. It was a part of an 18th century castle that was built by Mohammed ben Abdallah and is often mistaken with the Portuguese castle in the Essaouira city harbor that was built by the Portuguese in 1506.
Medina of Essaouira
The Medina of Essaouira is one of the few fortified towns and one of the best anchorages in Morocco that have survived to this day. This mid-18th century town in Essaouira had originally evolved on the world map as a small fishing village and later became a seaport of national significance. It is surrounded by a wall built on the European military architectural style called Vauban model to give the town an immense strategic advantage in case of foreign hostilities. Medina of Essaouira is now dotted with a large number of first-class tourist resorts.