Essaouira, Morocco is located in the western part of the country on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The Port of Essaouria was founded in 1770 and from then until the first half of the nineteenth century, the port was the most important trading port between Europe, Africa and the Americas. When Casablanca grew in the North and Agadir in the South, the port lost its popular status. The blue boats pictured here are for fishing! The fish caught are then sold in the port’s market.

This week’s #g1photofriday was uploaded by user @wanderwarriortravel using the hashtag #gate1travel. This busy scene was taken in Essaouira, Morocco. Be sure to tag your photos on social media with #gate1travel or #g1photofriday to be featured. Check out Gate 1 Travel’s Morocco trips here!

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