Massawa is made up of 2 islands Massawa and Taulud, plus the mainland which is mostly residential. Massawa Island is the best place to walk around and see interesting and charming architecture.In the side streets opposite the harbour you will find a 17th century coral block house. Coral was once the traditional building material for Massawa houses....more
Once you leave the main waterfront and the main street, you will find lots of sadly dilapidated buildings that would deserve to be rescued. Still, it is fascinating to do some exploring, and you come across unexpected gems like these traditional wooden balconies every now and then.more
Ok how do I get this started, I eat in a few diferent places, food is overall pretty good here, in one restaurant I had what was descrived as a traditional burger, I didn't know burgers were tradiotional here, lol, anyways the meat was more then likely camel meat, just because I didn't see a lot of cattle around, but did see lots of...more
The only way to Massawa is by road.
Buses leave Asmara's bus termina about hourly, or you can take a shared taxi if you are in a hurry. The trip takes about three hours through stunning landscapes.
Buses between Asmara and Assab in Dankalia also stop in Massawa, though if you want to get on towards Assab, you may find them full here.
The railway line from Asmara has now been put to service again, but unfortunately there is no regular transport along it.