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“Nice photo opportunity” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Essaouira Ramparts

Essaouira Ramparts
17, Rue Elhadada | Elhadada Essaouira, Essaouira, Morocco
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Ranked #13 of 102 Attractions in Essaouira
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Owner description: These ramparts provide a glimpse into how this old seaport village was fortified against invasion.
Table View, South Africa
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“Nice photo opportunity”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

It is an easy walk around and makes some very nice photos. The views of the harbour and further afield is also wortwhile.

Visited April 2013
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“Quite pretty, and pretty well kept”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

The ramparts are pretty cool, and create great views over the brilliant crashing waves, and the ramparts themselves have some awesome cannons on them, and are nice for a little walk, and get to look over the shops selling beautifully carved wooden sculptures from about, and so without any hassle from the venders.

Visited April 2013
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“Breathtaking view from high up over the scariest sea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Well worth a visit. The sea crashes like you have never seen sea crash. It's awesome! If you like city wall ramparts, canons, rocks waves, foaming sea fume, spray, heights, wind. These ramparts are blooming exciting and exhilarating. Not to be missed

Visited March 2013
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“Beautiful view of the ocean.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is a great place to take photos of the ocean. We were there at sunset as the waves crashed against the rocks. Truly a magical place. Take your camera.

Visited October 2012
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“excellent photography”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

The ramparts are a great spot for photography - the waves crashing against the wall, birds flying, the colours of the fishing boats in the distance, rocks. Go early evening or sunset for best dramatic light.
Careful were you step - the surface can be very uneven.
There are little shop set in the inner wall of the ramparts - mostly gift and craft shops. Prices are surprisingly a lot higher than in Marrakesh - especially for the metal lamps / iron works.

Visited April 2013
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