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“Historical walls and gates” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Marrakech Ramparts

Marrakech Ramparts
Marrakesh medina, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #47 of 143 things to do in Marrakech
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: These are the walls that surround the city. Circle them on foot or on a rented bike.
Durham, United Kingdom
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“Historical walls and gates”
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 felt there were other attractions to see

Visited November 2013
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“Ramparts and Gates - Beautiful Simple Historic Walls with a number of gates”
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. Not a sight you would go to specifically visit as you will see the walls in many places as you visit the Medina, but if you wish to single any part out then head for the Bag Agnaou gate. This is fairly impressive.

Visited September 2013
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“All around”
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.

Visited January 2013
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Vevey, Switzerland
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“Went to go for a run around ramparts ... take a map”
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 wall or going into the Medina. I lost my bearings and ended up running back the way I came without realizing how I had done it. Even then I got lost again on the way back.

Visited January 2013
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“Beautiful Sight, but don't go out of way to see”
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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