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Address: 17, Rue Elhadada | Elhadada Essaouira, Essaouira, 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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I reckon it's worth paying the £0.80 to get into Skala du Port. For the porthole that you can take your picture in and the views from the top, it's worth it. Skala de la Ville is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 19, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2015

I reckon it's worth paying the £0.80 to get into Skala du Port. For the porthole that you can take your picture in and the views from the top, it's worth it. Skala de la Ville is free but the views aren't as great. But then, it's still free, so worth a visit as well. You can walk between the... More 

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switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2015

The walls are a good place for a superb view out to the sea and back into the town but also filled with stores and interesting things to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2015

Don't miss a visit here particularly if you are a Game of Thrones fan! We spent over an hour here, gazing out at the ocean and people watching from the ramparts. It is a striking and historic area. Not to be missed while in Essaoira.

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Agadir
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2015

Well preserved, beautifully built and featuring in many films including the initial feature in Orson Welles's Othello speaks enough in its favour. Often very windy and fearsome avails of incredible stormy views of the Ocean. Do not miss the old munition cellars underneath the ramparts now transformed into artisanal shops with many souvenirs on offer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

The Remparts of Essaouira making you relaxing so much and making you descovring another part of Essouira . WE enjoyed match and we love it so much thanks a lot. My family an I we feeld very happy to be there.

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Schonaich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2015

must-visit and walk along with time and sun, great view both to the sea and in the town, phantastic sunset, ideal for start the visit

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Louth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015

When you visit the harbour make it's well worth going on the Ramparts. You will get a feel of the history and some great photos

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2015

Essaouira is a really old city, a port to traders from all over the world. On an island at the mouth of the river sits a fortified building. This is where ships were quarantined before they could disembark. Our guide explained that an Islamic tradition is that cats cannot be killed, so there were many cats in Essaouira. The cats... More 

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Gabriola Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2015

There is so much history and the ramparts are a large part of it. On the inside of the ramparts many artists display their clever and beautiful work. Unlike the medina these artists often have a fixed price.

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Harbottle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

Next to the fishing port. You can walk along the Ramparts and see amazing views of the harbour and coastline. A great spot to take photographs.

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