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“Good Sea Views” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Essaouira Ramparts

Essaouira Ramparts
17, Rue Elhadada | Elhadada Essaouira, Essaouira, Morocco
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Ranked #4 of 53 things to do in Essaouira
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Owner description: These ramparts provide a glimpse into how this old seaport village was fortified against invasion.
Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good Sea Views”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The best thing about the ramparts are the sea views, when the big Atlantic rollers come crashing onto the jagged rocks there are some lovely sights, otherwise it all needs some TLC.

Visited September 2012
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“Stand in the middle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

The ramparts have an acoustical design that allows the person standing in the middle of the circle to be clearly heard by those around the edge, great for a commander barking orders at his troops. Standing in the middle of the cobble-stone circle, say something and listen for the echo!

Visited September 2012
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London, UK
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“Not St Malo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

GED Los Angeles compared the ramparts to St Malo - the Essaouria ramparts are nearly 300 years old and St Malo was rebuilt after WW2 - so I guess there will be some difference in condition between the two. Although is was a Frenchman that designed the fortifications for the local Sultan so there is some sort of a link.

Visited July 2012
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“Beautiful views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

I went just before sunset and there was hardly a soul there -tourists and souvenir sellers had left (for dinner and Iftar)- just the seagulls. Beautiful views of the sea, the cliffs below, seagulls, the canons, old walls.

Visited August 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Visited by locals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

we enjoyed the variety of visitors walking about & enjoying the sun and the sea views. Tried a newly-opened restaurant called 'Il...something (I'll edit later when I find the name) which had a spiral staircase leading up 2-3 storeys & out to the rooftop deck with stonking views of the sea, huge platters of seafood and lots of interesting nooks & crannies in which to dine. Many well-heeled locals were enjoying the food & view when we had lunch. Pricey, but where is seafood not...?

Visited June 2012
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