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Address: 17 Rue Elhadada | Elhadada Essaouira, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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These ramparts provide a glimpse into how this old seaport village was...

These ramparts provide a glimpse into how this old seaport village was fortified against invasion.

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Historic part of the Medina with great views of sunset

Beautiful place to see the sunset. I came every night and it still awed me! Lots of people met up here during the day and in the evening. Lovely stonework on walls and cobbled... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beautiful place to see the sunset. I came every night and it still awed me! Lots of people met up here during the day and in the evening. Lovely stonework on walls and cobbled walkway. Cannons to sit on to watch the sea and sunset. There were families with children who played on the walls and cannons. All in all,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great place to take photos and get some fresh fish. The area was full of happy people eating, kids diving into the water and sprinkled with a few tourist. If you are keen to take pictures this is a great area to capture the real scene.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great visit to the ramparts, provides a good view over the harbour and town while providing an opportunity for some great pictures. Only 10Dhs to get in which is under £1! You can walk the walls, get photos with the canons and climb to the top of the 'tower' to get a great 360• view. Winds are very strong and... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The accessible part of the ramparts run the SW-side of Essaouira, and enable spectacular sea views. However, the ramparts themselves are boring: if you've seen one old military fortification, you've seen them all. Also, the ramparts are not in good repair and are not well accessible for those with difficulty walking. Parents with children should keep an eye on them,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Our group guide led us here for an overall tale of the city and its inhabitants. It sure beat standing in the marketplace and trying to compete with the commercial draw, as we really wanted some background facts and stories to guide our visit. Required adequate walking abilities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

No trip to Essa should be without a visit to the ramparts to watch the sun go down. There are some great places nearby to eat also and look out over the ocean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Enjoyed the view of the ocean from on top of this giant wall fortifying the city. The strong ocean waves in this section collide with huge rocks below the wall making a great view.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Amazing - only 10 Dirham to go up the Ramparts for stunning views of the coast and the city. It's the set of Astapor (Game of Thrones!) Get there early in the morning to get the best photos with the light and to avoid the crowds.

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Thank Amy T
Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is another most interest and characterful place in this gorgeous town. The ramparts show how this fishing town was fortified against invasion....of which it with stood with the cannons which are still intact. A famous place for movie crews, Orson Well's is linked to the place aswell as it being a very photographed area. You walk down the slope... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Rolling mist along the ramparts was a great start after 3 hour coach trip from Marrakech. Thought that we were momentarily transported back in time to a movie scene. Very atmospheric with diverse selection of shops and local artisans, and the perfect backdrop to a lunch of freshly caught john dory...welcome change from tagines and brochettes.

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