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Mogador Christian Cemetery

Au Pied de Bab Doukkala, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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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 10 August 2017
Bristol, United Kingdom
via mobile
A neglected burial ground.....

Compared with its Jewish neighbour next door, the Christian cemetery is in a poor state of repair... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
North Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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Au Pied de Bab Doukkala, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Reviewed 10 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

Thank Livalambchop
Reviewed 30 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

1  Thank Kaptainsensible
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

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

Thank margaret p
Reviewed 28 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... :-)

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Old, yes, overgrown for sure, smelly, definitely not, worth visiting for sure, spent more than half an hour browsing around here, updated its location

Thank irishbogman
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

On entering you are struck by the dereliction, although some graves are recent (October 2015) and one has cats! Interns are from France mainly although some Brits and Italians spotted. Interesting architecture too. Abandoned tombs too. One or two photos of Italians also. See images....More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 1 March 2016

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...More

Thank SophiaMarrakech
Reviewed 2 January 2016

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...More

Thank Vagab0nd53
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