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The mainland is not the most interesting part of the city. It consists mostly of residential quarters. Taulud island has a few interesting sights, such as the old railway station, from wheer trains to Asmara would leave, the St Mariams Cathedral and the Imperial Palace. Crossing the second causeway you enter the port area of town.
Massawa is a good strating point for trips to the Dahlak islands as well as diving expeditions. Sheikh Said Island (or Green Island) is just opposite Taulud. It is ideal for a day trip and not expensive to reach. North of Massawa is the white sandy beach of Gurgussum. The beaches are clean and uncrowded. It is a good place to sunbathe, for swimming, sailing, (scuba) diving or snorkelling.