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Essaouira Ramparts

17, Rue Elhadada | Elhadada Essaouira, Essaouira, Morocco
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Essaouira
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: These ramparts provide a glimpse into how this old seaport village was fortified against invasion.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: These ramparts provide a glimpse into how this old seaport village was fortified against invasion.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Go there and picture the horses dragging the cannon up the wide ramp. Explore the little artisan shops tucked in to the sturdy walls.

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

lovely to walk over the ramparts in the early evening to watch the sun going down and breathe in the atmosphere

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Kajang, Malaysia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We were their before the sunset. It was just outside the Medina. It offered a great view of the rocky coastlines, with beautiful waves hitting on the rocks. It was a former Portuguese fortress with cannons pointing out to the seas. We walked towards the fishing wharf , many fishing boats returned with catches of varieties of fishes. Watch beautiful... More 

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Richmond VA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Plan to spend a hour or more here, wandering around this port area. Check out the fish, the ocean, and the harbor.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Impressive ramparts that stretch along the rough rocky coastline and high seas. Worth the walk along for the views and to blow away the cobwebs.

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Stratford on Avon UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

as we were there out of season we were lucky enough to have a lot of the place to ourselves....and what a place ! From the view of the working port to the views over the endless Atlantic it is a treat for the senses.

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Oxted
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77 reviews 77 reviews
19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Walk up the slope into the "turrett" fortress and then take a peep through the parapets! With waves crashing on the rocks/shoreline/wall, excellent photo opportunity. Walk along the rampart for views down to the Island Fortress and to see all the Portugese cannons. The walkway needs some repair however the views are good as are the shops along the Rue... More 

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We decided to have a day out to the coast, and off we went by bus to Essaouira. Once there we found ourselves on the Portugese ramparts, complete with canons pointing out to sea. The day we went there it had rained, and the sea was brown from the mud for about 500 m out. There are numerous eateries, especially... More 

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Hillsdale, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The place for fresh seafood after too many tagines. Great place for walks and people watching. Very safe as long as you stay to the right on the streets.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Ramparts, are as ramparts go, quite impressive, not a ramparts expert, but looked the part, better than the wall at Marrakech. Enjoyable time spent wandering round them.

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