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Mogador Christian Cemetery

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Address: Au Pied de Bab Doukkala, Essaouira 44000, Morocco

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Interesting site to visit

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... :-)

Reviewed 28 December 2016
Michael E
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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 left wondering why they had bee in essouira. No one around to answer a lot... More 

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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... :-)

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Thank Michael E
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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

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London, United Kingdom
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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. Towards the far end there is a distinct smell of horse pooh, probably from the... More 

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Thank Mike K
Marrakech
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 European, living in Morocco all those years ago. We all like to think we are... More 

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Newcastle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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 European residents during the 19th and 20th centuries, and although it's rather overgrown it's a... More 

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Thank Vagab0nd53
Todmorden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 October 2015

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.

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Thank Rebecca S
Windhoek, Namibia
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

We where walking around Essaouria and came upon this cemetery by chance. It was interesting to walk around but sad to see the graves untouched and in a very poor state of repair.

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Thank RJWal
Banbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 August 2015

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.

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Thank Rebecca M
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 31 May 2015

Interesting & sad. Gives the visitor an idea of the tribulations faced by some Europeans living here in 19th century.

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