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Essaouira Fishing Port

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Address: Medina | El Hadada, Essaouira, Morocco
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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 must see. Incredible array of fresh fish. Very pretty fishing fleet all in blue. No pushy selling either. Stinks a bit, but then it is a fish market.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A must see. Incredible array of fresh fish. Very pretty fishing fleet all in blue. No pushy selling either. Stinks a bit, but then it is a fish market.

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Sheffielders in Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Bustling fishing port with the greatest variety of fish we've ever seen from deep sea sharks, anger and john dory fish, huge eels as well as all the traditional fish. Beware it's very busy and crowded - you may also get hassle from older guys wanting to give you a tour in all the confusion too plus the smell can... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It îs an experiențe, good and bad :) bad îs the smell, it is a fish smell, you cannot do anything, there is no rains so no washing the street, also the water is dirty, the fish is cleaned in the water. Good, it is a good experience. You can see fresh fish, it is not possible to eat fish... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Fantastic and fishy smelling port with hundreds of bright blue boats juxtaposed against the grey stone of the harbor. Very much worth seeing.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A hive of activity when the fishing boats return although well worth a visit at any time. Great fish restaurants everywhere.

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Stratford Upon Avon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great views of the open sea from here but yes smelly , obviously! I wouldn't recommend walking through the actual fish market unless you are really interested in exploring or buying fish.

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Varese, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

If you pass by Essaouira don't skip the beautiful and typical port. There you can eat fresh grilled fish ( many varieties ) made on the moment spending less then 25 € ( price for 2 ). Take courage, breath deeply and walk till the end of the promenade facing the sea. You'll admire fishermen preparing their boats and cleaning... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We went there to buy fresh fish and prawns and were told of places in the market place to cook our fish and eat them. this was really a special event and of-course was very cheap and enjoyable.

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Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If you can get past the smell and overabundant amount of seagulls, it's a great experience. We ate lobster two nights in a row after buying it at the port. The price was excellent and they were live and excellent quality. It's not like any port in Spain where I live and for some maybe too much for the senses,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

So wonderful to see the o,d port, the boats the fish and the guys repairing the nets in o,d fashioned ways, the smell can be a little over whelming but woth a look

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