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Marrakech Ramparts

Marrakesh medina, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #38 of 88 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: These are the walls that surround the city. Circle them on foot or on a rented bike.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

There is not a great deal to say about the ramparts, except they look like they do in all the photos. Not something you would be amazed by, and definitely less than a tourist attraction. .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The wall and ramparts are very well maintained and well worth walking round to get a feel for the size of the old city. It is still possible to climb up on some I the old ramparts which give a good vantage point and a good photo opportunity.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

The old city walls and gates are an interesting and free to view attraction, which are well worth seeing. The local government were undertaking work on parts of the wall when we visited. I understand some visitors do a full circuit of the walls in order to photograph every gate into the old town. We didn't do this as we... More

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Gateshead, England
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233 attraction reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The walls of the Medina are fairly extensive and built in a rich red sandstone. The ramparts surround the old city and are penetrated by a number of gateways, the most impressive of which is Bab Agnaou on the western side and close to the Saadian Tombs. Great to see a little bit of the older history of the place.... More

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Arlington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

It is the wall that surrounds the Medina, which is the old city. Their are beautiful gates, scattered along the wall. Not all the walls look the same. Different locations have different designs at the top. If you walk on the outside of them, when the sun is going down, the color of the wall just glows in its light.

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Vevey, Switzerland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

I thought the ramparts were the best place for a good long run. Indeed the footpaths are stable and it really is the only suitable area for a run. Looking at the map it seems simple to just run around in a loop. In reality there are a lot of turns where you don't know if it is following the... More

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Provo, Utah, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

The city ramparts are very beautiful and in my opinion 'look like' morocco. That being said, they are really just walls. To a more artistic eye the place is very photogenic, and I'm sure at sunrise or sunset some great photos could be had.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

A complete waste of time, don't bother going there. There is simply nothing to see. Haven't seen anything so sparsely populated.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

The best time to see the ramparts is at sunset (the west or south ones). Then they are rich in its red color which is tipical for all the facades in Marrakech.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

To be honest we came across this place by chance and even then it wasnt that exciting. Dont make any special trip here.

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