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Essaouira Fishing Port

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Address: Medina | El Hadada, Essaouira, Morocco
Description: As one of Morocco’s main fishing centers, Essaouira’s port is a major...
As one of Morocco’s main fishing centers, Essaouira’s port is a major attraction.
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Hustle and Bustle

Loved walking around the fishing port. Its very busy, especially when the boats come in. Very local colourful area, with lots of little fish vendors. It was interesting standing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Castle Hedingham, United Kingdom
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Castle Hedingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Loved walking around the fishing port. Its very busy, especially when the boats come in. Very local colourful area, with lots of little fish vendors. It was interesting standing up on the veranda area watching the fishermen prepare their lines and nets for their next trip out.

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kyoto
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This is a very interesting area to walk down but it is very smelly and the road is covered in black slime which probably fish blood mixed with dirt. They gut the fishes on the side of the road and use water to wash the fishes so it can be quite messy. There are many fishes to see which we... More 

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liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Fab selection of fish you can purchase and they cook it served with salad and bread a must to do the sea as was gorgeous

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Lively and vibrant nature of the area. the views are great and there is lots going on - from restoring boats, visiting the bastions and eating fish.

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Mancos, Colorado, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The harbor is so interesting with the blues boats and the fishermen tossing the catches up to the other guys..Boat building and much more!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The port is active and busy, and it is fascinating to observe. Essaouira's blue boats also make the whole scene beautiful. The one caveat is the birds, which are to be expected at a fishing port. They are everywhere, and they pooped on us and other tourists.

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Eymet, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The blue of the boats is beautiful, standing watching the fishermen bringing in their catch, feeding the seagulls and the many cats is a wonderful sight, then sitting down at the stalls to eat fresh caught and cooked fish nothing better

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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

When you stand on the balcony above the fishing port and look down at the fishermen baiting their long lines, and then look up at the ramparts used in the Game of Thrones you feel that you could be somewhere and sometime in the middle ages. The view is timeless and has a magic all of its own. Watching the... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Amazing fishing port seeing the fishermen working so hard. The stalls that sold and cooked fantastic fresh fish were an amazing sight, however be careful when choosing your fish to be cooked as it goes by weight. Ensure you know what your food will cost before you are seated.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Every day, from 10 to 12 am, arrive the small fishing boats. From 8 to 10 pm, arrive the big boats, with a lot of fishes... Very nice, but careful with the pictures, because some of the fishing-men don't like it!

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