I know that Game Of Thrones, Season 3, was filmed in Essaouira, and nearly everyone I meet always talks about it, but even so; I tried to keep away from looking at too many images or reading too much about it as I just wanted to spend a few days actually there to get a real feel of the 18th Century city; once known as Mogador.

I sat down earlier and wrote a long blog post, which; even for me was a bit too much bla bla, and we all know that a picture can speak a thousand words, right?  So, I have opted to show you some of the photographs I took during my stay there, and I really hope I have managed to capture even a small percentage of how beautiful, quaint and quite otherworldly it really is.

A few titbits of advice on Essaouira…

A few things I will just quickly mention – if you are planning to go there – it would be CRIMINAL of me not to let you know – you MUST try to get to the beach and seaport area at sunrise and/or sunset  – absolutely stunning – it will take your breath away I PROMISE!

Secondly, if you like Italian food even a little bit – DEFINITELY go to Pasta Baladin in the medina – it’s easy enough to find and it is a gem of a restaurant – great service, food is just yummmmmmmm (my mouth is watering just thinking about it – do try the Panna Cotta – OMG!!), and it’s really affordable with a laid back atmosphere.

There is a very large community of cats in Essaouira – as far as I can tell very friendly but oh my goodness are they all fatties or what!  I have never seen such large sized cats ever before so they are quite a sight to see – clearly, they must have easy access to all the fish! 😉

I know Essaouira is well known for its’ water sports, but it was too cold for me to venture that far into the sea.  For those of you braver than me, however, there are plenty of places in the medina that offer all water-related activities.

The days tend to be warm, with it getting significantly cooler in the evenings so do wrap up if you are wandering out anytime after 5pm 🙂

Feel free to ask me more…

If you have any other questions about Essaouira, feel free to leave me a comment below and I would be happy to help! 🙂

I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I did taking them 🙂

View of Essaouira
In all it’s glory – I can see why the GOT production team would use this location!

 

The dockyard - up close at sunrise!
The docks – up close at sunrise!

 

The beachfront
Just me alone in the early morning…

 

The boatyard
Prepping for work…

 

Yellow door with me in the middle!
Fell in love with this door!

 

Exploring the medina...
Exploring the medina…

 

The docks at sunrise
The docks…

 

Textured medina walls
Textures…

 

Sunset by the main square
Sunset by the main square

 

A snippet of Pasta Baladin
A snippet of Pasta Baladin ❤️❤️

 

Inside the Kasbah...
Inside the Kasbah…

 

One of the stunning beaches...
One of the stunning beaches…

 

The boatyard
The boatyard

 

I have this thing with doors...
I have this thing with doors…

 

Exploring the hidden corners...
Exploring the hidden corners…

 

Obligatory OOTD photo by the walls of the Kasbah :)
Obligatory OOTD photo by the walls of the Kasbah 🙂

 

Absolutely fell in love with the medina streets...
Absolutely fell in love with the medina streets…

 

I wonder if all the boats are named after women? :0
I wonder if all the boats are named after women? :0

 

Yellow & Blue door
Door <3

 

Sunset by the sea...
Sunset by the sea…

 

Have any of you been to Essaouira? Or plan to go? I would love to hear your thoughts! 🙂

 

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