At the entry of Essaouira, Boulevard Mohammed V ,
there is a big sandcoloured
sculpture from 1978.
is a sacred
term for the inhabitants of Essaouira and you can find this
inscription almost everywhere in the town.
meaning of the inscription
On the south wall of the east Scala
Port tower , there is a carved inscription in sandstone.
It is Arabic calligraphy and reads “Barakat Mohammed”.
The meaning in
of Mohammed – prophet of Islam".
It is dating from 18th century at the foundation of the
town by the Sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah al-Qatib ( Mohammed III c. 1710-1790), calling about divine protection
of the town. He let build a fortress originally called Souira ("the small fortress"). Later the name was Es-Saouira ("the beautifully made, the picture") Today this
town is called Essaouira...
Other older names in berber are Tassourt and Amgader.