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Address: 17, Rue Elhadada | Elhadada Essaouira, Essaouira, Morocco
Description: 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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This review is a few months late in coming, but no matter - the beauty of the ramparts doesn't change. The whole atmosphere around the ramparts is almost intoxicating. Crashing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This review is a few months late in coming, but no matter - the beauty of the ramparts doesn't change. The whole atmosphere around the ramparts is almost intoxicating. Crashing waves, serene sunsets, and quiet walkways! One of my favourite places anywhere, especially the North Bastion!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stumbled across the Ramparts. Authentic and without embellishment, lots of large spanish? ancient cannons looking forlornly out to the sea for an invading navy that will now never come. I'd recommend a visit for an evening stroll to unwind a bit after a hard day wandering the allyways and markets but don't expect detailed notices explaining their provenance etc... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

The ramparts are very simple, but provide wonderful scenes out over the ocean, beach, city and medina. Any photographer can take a magical photo from this landmark. My advice is to learn abit about the ramparts before you go, learn about the french history, the portugese history and the islands you can see from the ramparts, why is this port... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The collection of bronze cannon pointing out to sea evokes a sense of the days when this town was a coastal fortress. Superb viewpoint for town, sea and sunset!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Like the whole city, ramparts are just awesomely great! Really nice walk, during the day or evening with spectacular sunsets and colors to make your photos. Also, the light and water make hazy feel which is just great! You can walk along ramparts for free or/and go to other side for 10dh . Either way, the feeling is great. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Essaouira is a beautiful city, and the old ramparts really show just how beautiful the city must have been in the past. The ramparts are a fantastic place, that is surprisingly quiet; there were hardly any other tourists, and the small fee was really worth it. We really enjoyed it here, and you must definitely visit this place if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were recommended the ramparts by other guests at our hotel. At 10 dirhams each it was great little find. Check out the cannons and play a game of guess the age. A great view of the fishing harbour and town from the roof. Only a short visit required but great value. Pop in after a visit to the harbour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

When I went to Essaouira, I didn't realize how cold it was! The town looks like an old santorini (and smells like fish) But you will get the freshest seafood here! Be careful, people will chase you down to eat at their spot! Beautiful to walk around and get lost in the winding streets.

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Cos Cob, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

You get a great feeling for the city as a protected coastal port when you visit the ramparts and see how the city and its walls are designed to defend the city. At sunset you get a beautiful view too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

There is not massive amount to do in Essaouira but there are a few things you must do of which this is one. We came across it by chance and were blown away by the wonderful view of the Atlantic and this was another great photo opportunity. As with the whole of this area the wind is constantly blowing through... More 

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