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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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A real fishing port

Loved wandering around this port. The colours of the blue boats, watching the catch coming in, the stalls set up with the fruits of the daily catch and even the barrows filled... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Loved wandering around this port. The colours of the blue boats, watching the catch coming in, the stalls set up with the fruits of the daily catch and even the barrows filled with lines of silvery sardines. We ate at the fish stands, simple grilled fish, bread and salad. The fish could not have been fresher. Sun seat and the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is an old port. Beautiful views when looking down at it from one of the overhead tea shops at the medina but up close quite smelly! Seriously you can tell its a fishing port the smell is quite overpowering.

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Wemmel, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very few places in the world keep still today the fascination of this fishing port . The bright blue colour of the boats against the crude white of the medina and of the weathered XVI th centure walls will fill your eyes and mid with emotions

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is the smelliest place on earth but where the real Essaouira takes place. I had grilled sardines here - a bit scary for a Westerner but absolutely delicious and good value.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Acres of small blue fishing boats throng the harbour, while larger wooden boats are still being built, by ancient Portguese ramparts. Fish is sold on the quai's and there's a fish restaurant there too. The fishermen aren't too fond of being photographed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is certainly one of the parts to be visited when in Essaouira. You see the fishermen arriving in the small boats, the other cleaning the fish at land, the reparation of the fishing nets, the small stores selling the fresh fish products and a the small restaurants selling the fish. Nice to see and to smell. Don't skip the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Essaouira is a fishing port so you can't visit the town without going to the port! Lovely blue boats bob around alongside the huge fishing vessels. Its lively when the boats come in and locals haggle over the prices of the freshly caught fish

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

You should probably haggle over the price of the fish. Things like crab are haram and will not be bought by strict Muslims; only tourists are likely to buy them, I suspect this affects the price.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Lively and very fishy. Locals arent bothered by tourists taking photos. The smell can be unbearable especially when the fiah has been in the sun for a while.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Essaouira is not to be missed! We took a bus from Marrakech to Essaouira. It's a long approx. half day travel. The bus stops a few times along the way at small restaurant like travel spots. It was fun to quickly browse, grab a snack or a cold beverage and view the countryside. We saw the famous tree-climbing goats thru... More 

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Address: Medina | El Hadada, Essaouira, Morocco
Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira

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