"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."
Source: UNESCO World Heritage
Multiview of Essaouira. Thanks to Jean-Pierre of France who mailed this from Essaouira on June 12, 2012 and arrived in Penang on June 22, 2012.
Postcard of Essaouira. Thanks to Sini of Finland who bought it when visiting Morocco.