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The Ghazaouet Almeria ferry route connects Algeria with Spain. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Trasmediterranea. The crossing operates up to 3 times each week with sailing durations from around 8 hours.
Ghazaouet Almeria sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.
Ghazaouet is Algeria’s westernmost port and is located in a well-protected bay roughly 70 km from Tlemcen. The port city can date its history back to at least Roman times when it was called Ghazaouet Ad Fratres (the Two brothers) which is reference to the two rocks that rise out of the water at the harbour mouth. Later, under the rule of the French, the port was renamed Nemours after the French aristocrat who governed there, and had a excellent reputation for the quality of the anchovies and sardines canned in its factory.
With its covered market and central church, now a library, the centre of the town retains a French feel. For visitors looking for a gentle stroll a good place to go is th Pecherie at the east end of the port. Here it is possible to observe that daily fish catch being landed off the fishing boats along with some of the locals trying to catch fish with a fishing rod. It is best to head away from the port in order to find the best beaches for swimming.
A ferry can be taken from Ghazaouet to Almeria in Spain. The crossing has a journey time of around 8 hours.
The Spanish city of Almeria is located in the south east of the country and lies on the Mediterranean Sea coast. The Andalusian city is a major destination along the region's coast which is characterised by virgin beaches and a semi desert ecosystem inland. The city used to be one of the most important ports in the Caliphate of Cordoba and its narrow streets are filled with whitewashed buildings, a citadel and cathedral. In addition to history and culture, the city offers visitors beaches, mountains and coastal nature reserves and a gastronomy that will make for a memorable visit.
A popular attraction in the city is its cathedral which looms large over the heart of the ancient city. The cathedral looks more like a fortress than a place or worship thanks to its towers and thick walls and its design is in reaction to the frequent Berber pirate attacks that the city endured in the past. Also located close by is the Convent of Purasand and the Episcopal Palace.
The port of Almería has a marina with moorings for pleasure boats and normally provides connections to Ghazaouet (Algeria), Oran (Algeria), Nador (Morocco) and Melilla.