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“sardines”(45 reviews)
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As one of Morocco’s main fishing centers, Essaouira’s port is a major attraction.
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Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Located nearby Moulay Hassan Place, Also called La Skalla Port, this place is part of the unavoidable while visiting Essaouira, besides dirty floor and fishy smell. Other services: payable parking around, payable toilets, minute-made fruit juices booths, wheelchair accessible, motorbikes and bicycles accessible. Beware of...More

Thank Esther M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was there for both sunrise and sunset. Ignore the smells and enjoy the light, sounds and general atmosphere. Fishermen are at work here. Big boats loaded with sardines are at the bottom of the food chain. Other fishermen buy boxes of this small fish...More

Thank Enrique W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a nice old city. We stroll around for about 4 hours. Things are cheaper than Marrakech. People are friendly everywhere. Beach was very dirty so not for swimming. A lot of restaurant choices, and good price:)

Thank Dainara L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great little find, only small but a hive of bustling fishermen selling their wares. Got some great pics here. Lovely selection of fishing boats too.

Thank Janice S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful fishing port, were you can find fisherman doing their art and it’s also a nice place for pictures. On this port you can also find some small restaurants with lots of sea food. Great walk!

Thank 732cristianos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

intersting port where you can watch loca fishermen sell their catch a compact port with many local wooden boats and plenty of activity and colourful life - although smell was intrusive

Thank nigel n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Must visit place in Essaouira. Very busy and colorful. You can buy fresh fish, freshly caught. It has several "restaurants" where you can choose the fresh fish you want to eat, which is grilled and served with salad.

Thank José T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a working port for local fishermen The morning I went there was no fishing boats out due to high winds I got chatting to a local fisherman as he prepared his hooks for the following day. He explained to me that 7 men...More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice, old way of living and old way of seeing things. City and this portion were preserved like they were few centuries ago.

Thank Krpr
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

The fishing port of Essauoira is very interesting to wander around and it very impressive with its ramparts. The fishing market in the port is just over welling on the senses, you will need a strong stomach beacause the smell will just knock you side...More

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frazfraz
11 February 2018|
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Response from janeaustinNY | Reviewed this property |
Not that we could see. My husband says they are dredging-perhaps the first step in this process. Hope they won’t throw out the small fishing boats. Sorry I had not seen this. I think I was away after that.
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dinacar
4 January 2017|
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Response from 16jamesdoc | Reviewed this property |
Not trying to be funny but unless you understand Maghrebi Arabic, your guess is as good as mine!
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