Essaouira formerly known as Mogador, is a city on the Atlantic coast.
Essaouira is Essaouira's climate is Mediterranean with oceanic influence. The Medina of Essaouira ,formerly lmown as "Mogador" is a UNESCO World Heritage listed city.
The medina of Essaouira is home to many small arts and crafts businesses, notably cabinet making and 'thuya' wood-carving , both of which have been practised in Essaouira for centuries.
Essaouira presents itself as a city full of culture: several small art galleries are found all over the town. Since 1998, the Gnaoua Festival of World Music is held in Essaouira. It brings together artists from all over the world. Although focussed on gnaoua music, it includes rock, jazz and reggae. More about festivals in Morocco here.