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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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Real fish port

Very unique place of the city. You can see historical and modern fishing boats, to buy real fresh fish and sea food. Also there is a restaurant right there with barbecue of all... read more

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Kaliningrad, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very unique place of the city. You can see historical and modern fishing boats, to buy real fresh fish and sea food. Also there is a restaurant right there with barbecue of all fresh fish and seafood . Great view

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here in the morning, when all the local fishermen had come in. Fresh sardines, lobster, squid. Very windy and very charming! Highly recommended for a trip away from the souks.

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Thank Anna Sophie W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Best place to buy fish from in Essaouira. Recommend to sea food lovers. There is a big variety of fish to choose from. Fishermen are always happy to negotiate and go down on price especially if you are buying a selection of fish. There is an option of buying and cooking the fish right there in front of you. For... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can enjoy the real local life in Essaouira. At the port, you can see small outdoor fish market, swimming and diving children. Don't miss it!

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Arrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved it! A bit smelly but its a fishing port! Lots of fresh fish, colourful boats, friendly and smiling people. Recommend!!

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Thank JulieCJones
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're into sunsets like I am, you should head to the end of the port to watch le coucher du soleil. But only if you're willing to climb the walls which isn't difficult if you're a tom-girlrish girl and if you can get past the fish market without throwing up. It'll be fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spending time at the fishing port was a marvellous way to experience part of the local fishing industry. The excitement as the boats came in with their morning's catch was a wonderful opportunity to mix with the locals as they decided which fish they wanted to buy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic feel. Non touristy but accessible. Sharks, lobster, octopus, sea bass, snapper and more. Fishermen and locals. A short walk from the medina. Buy your fish and have it grilled nearby. Bonus = Game of Thrones season 3 reenactment!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were drawn to the fishing port as there was a stream of people making their way to the boats. It turned out that during Ramadan fish is very much favoured and when the boats come in the catch is hauled straight onto the quay and sold direct to the milling crowds. The boats are a tangle of blue, balloon... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a local guide take us through the Old Medina and one stop was the fishing port. We were able to interact with the fishermen and watch and see how they prepare their boats and watch the interactions of daily life there. It was really awesome. A definite must do.

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