Old Railway Station
St Mariam Cathedral
On the causeway road, you'll see to your right the old Italian municipal buildings. Head south down the tree-lined road, past the Dahlak...
Just north of the gates of the Dahlak Hotel is the Imperial Palace, overlooking the harbour. The palace was badly damaged during the...
Dahlak Sea Touring
If you want to go on a fishing trip, you can hire a boat and a captain and set off. A half-day's rental of a small boat in the Bay of...
Don't come to Massawa to wallow in revelry but if you want to find a dance partner head to this hotel. It has an airy roof terrace as...
Beaches Bar & Restaurant
At the back of the prominent, Soviet-style greyish building, this is the only independent restaurant on Taulud Island. What it lacks in...
Old Railway Station information
From the Villa Melotti, take the road on the western side of Taulud and head north, passing by the causeway leading to the mainland. Look out for birds in the mud flats around the causeway. Pelicans are quite common visitors. Continuing north, you'll pass the Old Railway Station, built during the Italian occupation, with its columns and elegant façade.
There is access to the sambuk (dhow) docks just south of the train station, and it's worth taking a look at these beautiful traditional boats. There are always at least a couple around; the boats require a lot of maintenance.