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“You have to watch the Sunset from here...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Essaouira Ramparts

Essaouira Ramparts
17, Rue Elhadada | Elhadada Essaouira, Essaouira, Morocco
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Essaouira
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Owner description: These ramparts provide a glimpse into how this old seaport village was fortified against invasion.
Salida, Co. USA
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110 reviews 110 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“You have to watch the Sunset from here...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I see these reviews like 'Money Pit' and get annoyed...this is Morocco, and it's 2013, you have to go into it realizing there is a cultural thing going on. People see so many foreigners, have an idea about the expense it takes just to get to that part of the world, so when they see a friendly face that should come with money they are going to try to get some.
The food is good, No, Don't drink the tap water. The rugs are nice, No, don't pay what they suggest is their good price immediately. And if you feel like they are ripping you off the do yourself a favor and take a driving trip in your own home country.
Please, Salida

Visited October 2013
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Zebbug, Malta
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Money Pit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Well this place is like tourism industry is hitting hard. Interesting Portuguese architecture but other than that it was an annoying 3 hour drive . (Apart from the goats on trees) on the way. Nothing really interesting to see just fisheries. The one thing that was good was the silver shop where we purchased a nice bracelet at a good price. My wife also got food poisoning from a restaurant there which put her in offline mode for almost 2 days. Avoid the restaurant with the glass dome. Otherwise same things as in Marrakesch. Its ok if you want to waste a day there.

Visited October 2013
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“If you got time to spare”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The market and the wall are not as interesting as it looks like at first, but if you have time to spare, a walk thru the city and the walls its is something you might consider. The city as a whole is not clean at all and finding a palce to eat not an easy task. the fish market, though crouded with tourists eating, not a bet, and i wonder how those ppl just choose to sit there to eat at all. Not my choice.

Visited October 2013
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Sunset views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This is a great place to take your pictures and that postcard Essaouira snal from the port with the city background. It costs 10 dhs entrance and you can stay as long as you want.

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Leominster, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Stunning views of Atlantic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

A lovely place to loiter and take photos. Uneven ground and some steps, so look where you are going, rather than at the view.

Visited September 2013
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