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In 1506, the king of Portugal, D. Manuel I ordered a fortress to be built there, named "Castelo Real de Mogador". Altogether, the Portuguese are documented to have seized 6 Moroccan towns, and built 6 stand-alone fortresses on the Moroccan Atlantic coast, between the river Loukos in the north and the river of Sous in the south. Four of them only had a short duration: Graciosa (1489), Sao Joao da Mamora (1515), Castelo Real of Mogador (1506–10) and Aguz (1520–25). Two of them were to become permanent urban settlements: Santa Cruz do Cabo de Gué (modern Agadir, founded in 1505-06), and Mazagan founded in 1514-17. The Portuguese had to abandon most of their settlements between 1541 and 1550, although they were able to keep Ceuta, Tangier and Mazagan. The fortress of Castelo Real of Mogador fell to the local resistance of the Regraga fraternity four years later, in 1510.

Source: Wikipedia - Essaouira

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A: Rug Corner

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Nice corner with lots of colorful Moroccan rugs for sale.

Rug Corner

B: Essaouira - The woodshop

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Inherited through the ages, and transmitted from father to son, woodworking is one of the most attrac...

Essaouira - The woodshop

C: Rue Laalouj

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Outside an attractive pottery shop along Rue Laalouj

Rue Laalouj

D: Rug Alley

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Beautiful alley way with lots of colorful rugs on display

Rug Alley

E: Rug Alley 2

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Another panorama from alleyway I have coinde as 'rug alley' very impressive colored rugs for sale.

Rug Alley 2

F: Medina Wall

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In between a rampart on the medina city wall of Essaouira at sunset

Medina Wall

G: On The Medina Wall

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On the medina wall in Essaouira at sunset.

On The Medina Wall

H: Medina Wall Tower

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Medina wall tower at sunset.

Medina Wall Tower

I: Narrow Alley Shops

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Very narrow alley with souvenirs galore.

Narrow Alley Shops

J: Fish Market

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Beautiful fresh fish from this local market in Essaouira. Tip: dont buy the day after a windy day as ...

Fish Market

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