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“Beautiful area to walk in the sun” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Essaouira Ramparts

Essaouira Ramparts
Ranked #3 of 57 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.
Marietta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Beautiful area to walk in the sun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We enjoyed both of the main ramparts. The weather would be hot and then cool, so I felt like I was layering the whole time. There are some lovely shots out over the ocean and rocks, and views back into town. It wasn't crowded at all. It is also a great place to go see the sun set.

Visited October 2012
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Alice Springs, Australia
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“An Awesome Coastal Town”
5 of 5 stars 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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Fareham, United Kingdom
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“Good Sea Views”
3 of 5 stars 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”
5 of 5 stars 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”
5 of 5 stars 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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