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rustic and interesting

this christian cemetry near the wall of the town of Essaouira is worth a visit. Please take your... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Kees V
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Rugged bit of fascinating history

The cemetery is hidden behind a wall, 5 minutes outside the old city and opposite the Jewish... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Au Pied de Bab Doukkala, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just outside the city walls and on the way to the Jewish cemetery (just besides), this interesting cemetery provides for a quiet stroll and a place to learn a bit about the rich mix of cultures that made Essaouira a special town. Names can be...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

On the plus side there is a Christian cemetry , however it is unkempt and really cpuld do with a tidy up ...

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

this christian cemetry near the wall of the town of Essaouira is worth a visit. Please take your time to read the epitaphs. Here you can find the grave of mr Mertens, a famous interior designer who work for Sting and Madonna.

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Cone out of the medina at gate Bab doukala and look for the high wall near the Taxi rank. There is a blue door with a cross above. It’s shabby and not cared for but well worth a walk around. It’s peaceful and curious to...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

The cemetery is hidden behind a wall, 5 minutes outside the old city and opposite the Jewish cemetery. It's very shabby and in bad shape, but hey this is Morocco, it is shabby chic and that's its charm. It's also a bit quieter being walled...More

1  Thank Livalambchop
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Compared with its Jewish neighbour next door, the Christian cemetery is in a poor state of repair and in need of much remedial work for restoration. The site is located at the taxi rank just a few yards from Bab Doukkala gate, and is easily...More

2  Thank Benjamin B
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The cross at the wooden door is small.You have to find it.Just outside the medina.Hidden behind huge walls.It is a surrealist place.Overturned stones,polished marble on the other wall.A beautiful grave,surrounded by plants,the wall decorated with roses escaping to the sky.Or to paradise.Mertens,Alain is the name.The...More

1  Thank Helmut S
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Its a cemetry that is neglected and overgrown, yet it did not feel out of place. Jewish and christian cemetry in a muslin country show how varied in history Morocca has been exposed to. It would be good if it was promoted more and tidied...More

1  Thank Janr20
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We stumbled into the cemetery which is neglected and overgrown. Situated next to the sea but hidden by high walls it's still seemingly used ...recently by French. We came across one English grave explaining the death of 2 young children in late 1800s. We were...More

1  Thank margaret p
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Strange to see a christian cemetery in a muslim country, so this is a door to the past. It has one section for British and one for everyone else... :-)

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