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Essaouira Fishing Port

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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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Breath taking views from an atmospheric environment.

The Essaouira fishing port is an explosion of smells, colours and noises creating a truly amazing atmosphere. The smells of the sea, the fresh fish and the citrus tones from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Essaouira fishing port is an explosion of smells, colours and noises creating a truly amazing atmosphere. The smells of the sea, the fresh fish and the citrus tones from nearby orange stalls give your nose a right shock! It's amazing watching the vibrant blue boats being thrown about the green sea against the bright blue sky as they make... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Port and walk on the wall is a must visit when in Essourea. Don't be drawn in to take a person posing as a guide. If you really need to find out about the history Google will be cheaper. Just stroll and take in all the action and activities. From the fisherman cleaning fish to the sneaky seagulls thieving... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting the Essaouira Fishing Port that is charming and authentic Moroccan port. Don't expect large boats as the port does not allow for the entry of large tonnage. Today the port cargo is of a smaller scale as the water is not deep enough for large modern ships. The official color of the port is a vibrant turquoise... More 

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved watching the port and all its hustle and bustle. We were here as part of a food tour and went to the port to pick out the food for our lunch. Doesn't get much fresher. So many different varieties. Ask before taking pictures as some will yell at you if you do. The blue boats at dock are a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The giant wooden trawlers up on the hard standing for repairs look like something out of Game of Thrones - and the market itself is pretty medieval, in a good way. An amazing array of fresh fish, crabs, shellfish, laid out in a chaotic, noisy and friendly market. The oysters are outstanding - the man shucks them in front of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You want to see an old-school port in action? Here it is. They've got huge boats in dry dock that they're building/mending. There are fishing boats galore, with their haul being unloaded and delivered to the stands all along the docks for selling. Our friend at at the little grill on the far end of the port and raved about... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here from Marrakech - worth a visit - interesting fishing port and then a nice medina area with lots to see

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the kind of place that you dream about if you are an amateur phtographers. The colorful boats by the hundreds. The fish sellers and cooking stalls are as authentic and colorful as you could wish for. And there is no charge.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The smells of fish and sea, of a working fishing port with hawkers selling their catch of the day. Fishermen inspecting, repairing and preparing fishing nets for their next sea sojourn. Cats prowl looking for tasty morsels they can enjoy, while seagulls also watch from the sky. It was marvellous wandering around the fishing quay of Essaouira. Unfortunately, I was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The port is a good experience to see a real fishing boats and how the nets are constructed. The smell of the fish makes the experience more authentic. The place gets a little too muddy at some areas but this is common at any fishing dock.

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