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“Oh Cobbles!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Essaouira Ramparts

Essaouira Ramparts
17, Rue Elhadada | Elhadada Essaouira, Essaouira, Morocco
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Ranked #3 of 21 Attractions in Essaouira
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Owner description: These ramparts provide a glimpse into how this old seaport village was fortified against invasion.
Ham, United Kingdom
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“Oh Cobbles!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I loved this part of Essaouira. Again lots going on but very very cobbled streets and a bit hilly so not good for infirm or those on sticks and I would imagine very bouncy if you are in a baby buggy! but so much fun I loved every minute of it and will be going back.

Visited December 2012
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“Nice break on a lazy afternoon”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The ramparts have lots of history in them, now they are use by local artists as shops for local souvenirs, paintings, wood carvings and the likes.

Visited January 2013
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Schoten, Belgium
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“So beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Thank God this is part of the Unesco system as they have really gone to town to ensure that the ramparts are kept in good condition - after all - that;s why most people come - to experience the old charm. There are some lovely walks and good information here and there about the building.

Visited December 2012
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Rabat
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“If you've seen Othello ...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

It's an amazing experience to stand on the ramparts from the opening scene. It's a beautiful view of the ocean. A must see.

Visited December 2012
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“Essential for any Photographer - Go at Sunset”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

The ramparts of Essaouira, like most high points in a city, provide the best spot for photos of the medina, the ramparts around the medina, the blue fishing boats and the laid back community members going about their day's work; cutting fish, cooking fish, mending nets and so on. Close to the port there is a gate. Next to the gate is a door to the corner tower of the ramparts. It is well worth the 5 MAD to go up and soak in the view. In the medina itself, be sure to walk along the accessible portion of the wall and look out at the crashing waves and seagulls. It is free and also a lovely place to be at sunset.

Visited November 2012
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