Essaouira Mogador is a town at the Atlantic coast of Morocco

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The Portuguese church

In the medina near the south entrance of the Scala Kasbah, in a small dead end street, Rue Ibn Zohr, there is an old church just door to door with the old Portuguese consulat.

Now the old wooden doors are padlocked but from a terrace on a nearby hotel we can see the ruins of the church tower. Unfortunately abandoned and neglected as many other historical monuments in this town.

Locate this sight on the Map of Essaouira Medina

The Portuguese churc


Portuguese church and the Portugeese consulate

The Portuguese church and the old Portuguese consulate is situated in the small dead end
street Rue Ibn Zohr


The Portuguese churc


Rue Ibn Zohr

The street is named from the famous
Arab muslim Ibn Zuhr, who was physician in Sevilla
where he was born and where he died in 1162.

Ibn Zuhr


Portuguese consulat

Office of the consulate of Portugal
19th century.

There were 8 foreign consulates
(Denmark, Britain, the Netherlands,
France, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Brazil
mostly located in the Qasbah quarter.

Learn more from:

The Consulates of the Medina

The Portuguese


The tower of the Portuguese church

The ruined tower of the Portuguese church


The Portuguese church
The sugar refinery
Ida Ou Gourd

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