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Medina of Essaouira
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Medina of Essaouira

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Morocco
Description:
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.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Medina of Essaouira", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.