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“Essential part of any visit to Essaouira” 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.
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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“Essential part of any visit to Essaouira”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Close to many of the craft/gift shops at the end of old part of town. Head up to the ramparts for a calm and excellent view of the coast and the rest of the town. I was surprised how little hawking went on up here which made it all the more pleasurable (only one very subtle guy when we visited). Great photographic location too!

Visited February 2013
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“A fantastic vantage point for watching some truly awesome waves”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

If gazing at massive ocean waves crashing on to the shore gives you a tingle then this is a great place to indulge your passion. The best place is the circular bastion where all the local artists have their little shops; looking northwards you get a truly spectacular seascape as the waves smash on to the rocks; in the opposite direction you can stroll along the sea wall with its line of cannons pointing menacingly out over the ocean. Take the opportunity to breathe deeply and take in what must be some of the freshest air in all of Africa.

Visited March 2013
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“Ramparts”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Not too much to sees here, run down and a dodgy in parts. You have to watch where you are putting your feet.

Visited March 2013
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“Spectacular”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Our friends are renovating a house overlooking the sea and one of its walls is part of these ramparts. The waves constantly and dramatically crash against the walls and are just spectacular!

Visited March 2013
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“What a view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

I could sit on the ramparts all day, just looking out over the waves coming in from the Atlantic, breaking on the old rocks. Beautiful. Also, it was a tranquil and calming place. No one bothering you. Just a slack and lazy old town.

Visited February 2013
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