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“An Awesome Coastal Town”
Review of Essaouira Ramparts

Essaouira Ramparts
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Essaouira Highlights: Small-Group Day Tour from Marrakech
Ranked #3 of 56 things to do in Essaouira
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Owner description: These ramparts provide a glimpse into how this old seaport village was fortified against invasion.
Alice Springs, Australia
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“An Awesome Coastal Town”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Jimi Hendrix lived here for a while back in the 70's, and to paraphrase his reasoning: "Because it is so freakin' cool!"

The ramparts form a lot of what is the sea wall and in many places the ocean just spends its days beating against them. It is one of the most picturesque places that I've visited and a place I'd visit again and again, for days or maybe weeks.

Being an active fishing port, the views and the rustic boats come with the smell, for no additional charge, but the persistent sea breezes keep the smell and the humidity nicely at bay and make this a destination worth adjusting your schedule for.

Visited October 2012
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“Good Sea Views”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The best thing about the ramparts are the sea views, when the big Atlantic rollers come crashing onto the jagged rocks there are some lovely sights, otherwise it all needs some TLC.

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Stand in the middle”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

The ramparts have an acoustical design that allows the person standing in the middle of the circle to be clearly heard by those around the edge, great for a commander barking orders at his troops. Standing in the middle of the cobble-stone circle, say something and listen for the echo!

Visited September 2012
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London, UK
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“Not St Malo”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

GED Los Angeles compared the ramparts to St Malo - the Essaouria ramparts are nearly 300 years old and St Malo was rebuilt after WW2 - so I guess there will be some difference in condition between the two. Although is was a Frenchman that designed the fortifications for the local Sultan so there is some sort of a link.

Visited July 2012
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United Arab Emirates
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“Beautiful views”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

I went just before sunset and there was hardly a soul there -tourists and souvenir sellers had left (for dinner and Iftar)- just the seagulls. Beautiful views of the sea, the cliffs below, seagulls, the canons, old walls.

Visited August 2012
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