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Essaouira Fishing Port

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Address: Medina | El Hadada, Essaouira 44000, 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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Lovely place

It is like a film location. .. really lovely place when you can buy the fresh fish at Port. I love it

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It is like a film location. .. really lovely place when you can buy the fresh fish at Port. I love it

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Thank Cristina F
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In the harbour area there is a section of outdoor fish stalls where you choose your fish and it freshly cooked for you. Tiny eating areas but fish was superb. You must be prepared be be accosted by each group of stall holders but it's a good experience

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Chappaqua, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely walk down to the port, watch the boats come in, the fish vendors hawking their fresh catch. The smell can we a little overwhelming! Then have such at one of the stalls near the docks. They're all the same quality, or so I'm told, so just pick one with seating and the fish you want. You pick your fish,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walk along this historic port to feast your eyes on the fish market which has probably not changed much over the decades. Buy your fresh produce of any type of seafood available to be cooked by a local restaurant for your enjoyment. Or simply relish a freshly shucked oyster from its shell with a squeeze of lemon at the stall.... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are so many hidden gems amongst the Essaouirian architecture. Do yourself a favor go there,It was a amazing exprience . You should have a good guide to explain all the history..( We booked it with MarrakechDayTrips ).Walking around the city walls gives you a great view of Essaouira. We realy enjoyed time in essaouira.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As above - on the outskirts of town is the fishing port - lots of fresh seafood and people around to cook it for you. Great for people watching.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Haha I never knew a place that can smell so bad being as great as the Essaouira fishing port, it is simply amazing, particularly if you can walk through it in the evening after the boats have delivered the day's catch. The smells, the sights, the noise is unlike anything I have experienced, and should not be missed. The people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

good place to hang around watch seagulls sitting everywhere and fresh fish stalls nearby..Fishing boats dont take you for a trip though.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spend an hour looking around the fishing port; there are fishing boats of all sizes, ancient ramparts and plenty of good fish restaurants.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

The Fishing Port is just outside the Medina, less than 5 minutes walk. You can see everything going on from boat repairs to eating the fresh fish! I visited around 11am and most of the fish had been landed but there were still a few small boats coming, so I got to watch them throw the fish ashore. There is... More 

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