Skala de la Kasbah
Facing the Atlantic Ocean, the kasbah skala was designed in 1765 to repel maritime attacks, consists of a platform with two levels. It consists of a series of pieces, which were formerly intended for the storage of ammunition and weapons. At the foot of the Skala is a street lined with workshops of marchers, whose work is internationally renowned. On the skala of the kasbah are aligned Portuguese cannons. It is on these ramparts that sheltered the corsairs of Sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah that Orson Welles turned his film Othello.
This charming city is one of the privileged tourist destinations in Morocco. Essaouira is of great cultural and architectural richness. South of the medina, the place Moulay Hassan embellished with pleasant terraces and shops, is an ideal landmark. From there, you reach the heart of the medina, its lively streets leading to the souks, art galleries, restaurants and many small activities typical of these lively places
It is for all these reasons that in December 2001, the United Nations Organization, has listed the Medina of Essaouira on the prestigious list of sites of the heritage of humanity and universal heritage.
The doors of Essaouira are of two types. The doors of Moroccan style characterized by their salient character in relation to the curtain and their external and internal opening in semicircular arches it is about the doors of Bab Doukkala, Bab Marrakech and Bab Sbaa. The second type of doors and the European one. The representative model is the port gate. It is a monumental work surmounted by a triangular pediment of Greek style supported by fluted columns. The interior of this pediment is furnished by the inscription engraved foundation in cursive. The door gives access to a passage surmounted by a dome shaped truncated pyramid, square base and covered with wood paneling.
The museum Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah is located in a building dating from the nineteenth century to the city of Essaouira. It is a house that was used as the seat of the town hall during the protectorate, then housed the municipal services after independence, to eventually become the youth center. It was not until 1980 that this monument was finally intended to house the museum of local traditions of the city of Essaouira, bearing the name of Sultan Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah. The initial structure of the house has undergone changes, but it is basically composed of the ground floor and a floor, with several rooms opening onto a patio with a fountain.
The building housing the Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah Museum dates from the 19th century. Its initial structure has undergone several changes. being a stately home composed of several rooms opening on a patio with a fountain, the building became during the protectorate the seat of the town hall of the city. With independence, the monument housed municipal services before becoming the youth center. On October 20, 1980, the monument was chosen to house the museum of the city and its region, named Museum Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah. the major objective was to preserve and present the province’s cultural heritage.