"Massawa Charming Red Sea Port" Massawa by janiebaxter

Massawa Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 45 photos

The Pearl of the Red Sea

Massawa was known as The Peal of The Red Sea, a once beautiful City. It was dessimated by Ethiopia during the war but rebuilding has started, and much is being done to preserve the style of the original city.

The Palace

The old palace is in a terrible state of repair. You can still walk in and look around but hopefully funds will be found to refurbish it

The Islands and the Old Town

Massawa is divided into 2 islands Massawa and Taulud. Massawa Island is great to explore on foot. Opposite the harbour is a 17th century coral block house and the streets are lovely to stroll around in the late afternoon

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Charm and character
  • Cons:in need of restoration
  • Last visit to Massawa: Oct 2006
  • Intro Updated Sep 7, 2007
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  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2007 at 3:21 PM

    Nice to read all your Eritrea pages. Thanks for sharing. It's really time for me to go there sooner or later.

  • grets's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2007 at 11:46 AM

    Considering Eritrea for next year - amongst many other possibilities. Thanks for the pictures and write ups.


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