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Address: Medina | El Hadada, Essaouira, Morocco
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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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Intersting insight to daily life

So interesting to spend time at the port. Not only for the lovely sea veiws and fresh grilled fish on offer. But as an insight to daily life here, The people are very tollerant... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So interesting to spend time at the port. Not only for the lovely sea veiws and fresh grilled fish on offer. But as an insight to daily life here, The people are very tollerant and patient with tourtists wondering around being nosey for a look and taking photos, they just go about their day. A must see when in Essaouria.

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Kegworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

something that hasn't changed for eons, fresh fish landed, sold and cooked on the quay side. You would need a strong stomach to actually eat on the quay side as the smell is overpowering. Its a great experience though and more so for the thousands of seagulls swooping around your head. Soon to be closed to the public sadly.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was great to see this part of Essaouira. The ships looked tall and magnificent with their different colours dazzling against the blue sky. A definite must see if you come to Essaouira. As soon as you enter the port, there is the fish grill (open plaza, restaurants), followed by the beautiful blue fishing boats and lots and lots of... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A busy working fishing port, with tourists mixed in with fishermen and boat repair. The blue boats are stunning. Walk to the rocky beach on the other side of the seawall and turn to face the town to get that iconic photo of Essaouira.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is naturel ! If you don't like the smeel fisch, don't go on this place ! But if you want to buy many sorts of fischs, the quality is very good & you find many diffetent sorts...Enjoy...😉

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Coming from New England we always gravitate to harbors. There is lots of activity here..---boat building and repair, fish landing, net mending and lots of stalls selling very fresh fish and see food . Some stalls will even cook the food for you.

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Ely, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice to see all the different catches being sold. Very good views from the harbour wall. No facilities to speak of. Pleasant stroll up and down. Very close to medina so not out of the way to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit Essaouira you will enviably be drawn down the the pretty little fishing port where you will find some great views and a true taste of the sea.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going inside the port is lively and fun specially seeing those blue fishing boats and trailing the market for fresh fish caught in the day and to buy directly from them and far way much cheaper than buying in the Skala side of resto which you buy per gram.. Where as here buy your seafood by the end of it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 2 hour tour - well worthwhile Berber guide knowledgeable and helpful ointing ot historical areas & places to eat

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