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 left wondering why they had bee in essouira. No one around to answer a lot... 更多
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... :-)
Set in the old city and by the old walls it is a very calm and tought provoking place. When you read the names and especially the dates on the head stones it makes you imagine what it must have been like, to be a European, living in Morocco all those years ago. We all like to think we are... 更多
Although this was my third visit to Essaouira I hadn't stumbled across the cemetery before. It's well worth a visit if you find it open, however - the entrance gate is on the left just outside Bab Dokhala. It's the final resting place of Essaouira's European residents during the 19th and 20th centuries, and although it's rather overgrown it's a... 更多
If you are bit odd like me and enjoy nothing more than a wander round a cemetery this is a really fascinating and evidence of the diverse range of people who have colonised Essaouira in the past. Very run down, but nevertheless worth a visit.
Most interesting to see the names and learn about the Christian influence here. Interestingly enough there is a book called White Gold it describes Ishmael's slave trade of white folk from Europe ..most interesting.
An interesting cemetery but I don't think I would have gone out of my way to visit this. The gentleman who looked after it was very helpful and gave us a mini tour explaining the graves of the different nationalities and faiths. It is not well maintained which is a shame.