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Address: 17, Rue Elhadada | Elhadada Essaouira, Essaouira, Morocco
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These ramparts provide a glimpse into how this old seaport village was...

These ramparts provide a glimpse into how this old seaport village was fortified against invasion.

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Great views out to sea and back into the medina...some lovely stalls under the arches too...one end of ramparts not open til 9am, the other one is 10 dirham/66p (near the port)

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great views out to sea and back into the medina...some lovely stalls under the arches too...one end of ramparts not open til 9am, the other one is 10 dirham/66p (near the port)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spectacular. Step back in time, to see history alive, and the amazing cultural diversity and history of Morocco

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very romantic view with the smell and the sound of the sea. it's always very windy and full of nice cats. It's a must see if you decide to visit this city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There are so many hidden gems amongst the Essaouirian architecture. Do yourself a favor to work out where and what they are and go hither. Exploring Essaouira was a joy.

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Thank Brisbanebrewster
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Plenty of original fishing vessels, clambered over the rock pools, stunned by the array of fish available ( visit the fish restaurant to see the see urchins, lobsters and shark , sardines are free! Try the orange juice, wait till sunset to take great photos.Finish with a crepe.

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Thank Sumra K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The walk along the Essaouira Ramparts was an auxiliarating experience with wonderful views and a pleasant sea breeze. Protecting the Medina from the Atlantic Ocean, they are a MUST for any visitor to Essaouira. Good for couples or the whole family, with plentd of restaurants located at rampart level to provide an appetizing experience.

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Thank Decisive
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The city walls are very impressive and the public can access the ramparts in two different places. Skala du Port is by the harbour and there is an admission charge of 10dh (approx 50p) which provides access along a walkway which is decorated with cannons and a bastion both of which offer panoramic views of the harbour, town and off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Very impressed by the walk along the city Ramparts. When the sea is rough, you could spend ages soaking up the atmosphere, just watching the waves crash on the rocks below. Amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

There's a great fish restaurant which has an open terrace you can dine on that looks straight over the ramparts - beautiful at sunset.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The ramparts at Essaouira are very well preserved and beautiful to photograph so do not forget your camera. There is a small fee to enter, but well worth it. Beautiful views from the top of the tower, although it can be quite windy as you get the breeze off the Atlantic. We were lucky that it was no overly crowded... More 

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