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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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A real live painting

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... read more

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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Tewkesbury
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

So what's to see? Well its a real fishing port not stifled by EU quotas with lots and lots of blue fishing boats of all sizes based here and a real buzz to it. If you feel like eating fresh fish you can have it filleted in front of your eyes and barbecued for you. Like all the best things... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Interesting and easy to take some nice photographies. Good lunch area if you can accept no wine or beer with the food.

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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It is worth visiting the place as you get to see what a real fishing port is like. I was there during the early evening hours, the weather was rather bad and very windy. The dance ot the sea gulls, the smells, the roaring waves and the billow, dark clouds left a lasting impression!! Do not forget to bring your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The port in Essaouira is the perfect place to spend half an our with your camera shooting the little blue fishing boats, the boat builders and net menders, the fish sellers and the zillions of noisy seagulls (watch out - they poop). It's a magical place. If you want to eat fish, there are a dozen stalls where you can... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We always go to the row of fish grill huts by the port for some simply cooked sea food. Once again this was highly acceptable and well priced - after haggling.

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Porec
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is a place with no mercy - the rough life as a fishermen could almost be felt on your own skin. Bring a camera - even bad photographers will make great pics here.

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