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Essaouira Ramparts

17, Rue Elhadada | Elhadada Essaouira, Essaouira, Morocco
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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Essaouira
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: These ramparts provide a glimpse into how this old seaport village was fortified against invasion.
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Essaouira, Morocco
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

No visit to Essaouira is complete without watching the orange sunset from the ramparts. Definetly one for romantics and lovers. The ramparts area is closed to the public at night.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Loved the views from the ramparts! Up the ramp, past the shops and you're there. Plenty of cannons and a great view to the port and beyond.

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Tucson, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

They are original, complete with canons; quite the fortification! You can look out into the rough Atlantic below. Great photo ops.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Do not miss this town on any trip through Morocco. It is so delightful to walk along the harbor, snap shots of the beautiful fishing boats, and watch the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean. The town is filled with delightful markets that abound with wonderful shopping opportunities. For a trip highlight go to the local fish market, pick up some... More

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West Sussex
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15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We stayed in Essaouira at the Medina Spa Hotel overlooking the beach at the end of a tour of Morocco to chill out. However we were struck with the interesting history imparted by our guide of the port and the fortifications. Well worth a visit, all within walking distance. Make sure your guide takes you. Dont just chill in the... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Loved Essaouira- especially after the drama and trauma of Marrakesh. We spent 3 lovely days here. You would find me at the Bistro sur la playa, drinking wine, enjoying the ocean, the wind, the surf and the view of the ramparts. Easy to imagine the history of the Old city.

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Itajai, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Over the the wall I saw one of the most beautiful sunsets of my life!!! The place is great for a walk, to relax and talk. Many shops and cafes around. Go there early in the morning for a run or around 7pm till the sun go down!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The ramparts and Kasbah are a really popular location for tourists and locals alike. The best time ( and busiest) time to go is about half an hour before sunset. There are gaps for the colonial-Spaniard canons which, despite there intentional use, serve as a perfect platform admire the view. Apparently, the Kasbah and off-shore rocks were recently used in... More

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The old town is virtually unchanged from the Middle Ages. The ramparts are in excellent condition and show the stronghold of the town.

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Ingleside, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The ramparts provide a terrific overview the the city and harbor of Essaouira. You are able to look down on the fish vendors selling the "catch of the day" along with watching the boats coming and going into the harbor. Great photo opportunities.

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