Essaouira


Essaouira : Its most ancient known name, Amogdul, meaning ‘well guarded’, came also from the name of the Berber saint of the town, Sidi Mougdoul, becoming Mogdoura under the Portuguese, then Mogadour under the French, and Mogador under the Spanish, until it was finally named Es-Saouira (fortified place in Arabic) due to the urbane plans…