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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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You timetravel in this port. It has a magic and we all loved it. Sunsets are great. It is all as described by other travellers.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

You timetravel in this port. It has a magic and we all loved it. Sunsets are great. It is all as described by other travellers.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The Essaouira docks support a thriving fishing industry. This is a real working fishing seaport, nothing has been created for tourist photo ops, it`s gritty, raw and wonderful. It is pretty quiet early in the morning as fishermen begin to prepare their boats to go to sea and gets more hectic as the day goes on. On one side of... More 

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed seeing the fishing boats. The fishermen were mending nets. One was weaving a news net with cord and rope. The high light was watching the men in the boat yard building new boats. We were invited inside to see the work close uo.

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Manchester, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The fishing port is both scenic and very interesting. It's very different at different parts of the day so worth visiting during the day and in the evening when the boats come in

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Once a common picture in the coastal areas, you won't see this much in Europe anymore: a real fishermen port, full of boats big and small. It is not a theme park meant for tourists, although you'll probably see quite a few any day of the week. It has its specific smells, its share of filth, you'll hardly hear your... More 

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Marrakech, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I enjoy watching people doing their activies in the fishing port of Essaouira, as i do buy fresh sea food from here, from Locals and helping women who sell it there trying to make a living what an interesting fishing port, overwhelming by so many people there walking around, But i like it though.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Got the impression that life had not changed much here in the last 100 years. Busy small port full of life and activity in a beautiful setting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Yes smelly, lost of gulls but you really get the feel of how people make a living. Plenty of boats coming in with fish, all types of fish being sold and boats/ nets being repaired.

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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

As a New England gal, I felt right at home at this fish market. We had a great lunch down on the pier and enjoyed all the local 'flavor'. Some of the locals were super friendly and welcoming, while others screamed obscenities at people walking by..... welcome to Morocco! All in all, if you are in Essouria, you definitely need... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Worth a look just for the fan photo opportunities. Beware of being pooped on by seagulls! And the other draw back is the smell at times. Lots to see and there's even some lovely restaurants there. The summer you will find the local boys doing daring jumps into the sea from the port which is quite a spectacle.

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