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Review of Essaouira Ramparts

Essaouira Ramparts
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Essaouira Highlights: Small-Group Day Tour from Marrakech
Ranked #3 of 55 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.
Rabat
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“If you've seen Othello ...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

It's an amazing experience to stand on the ramparts from the opening scene. It's a beautiful view of the ocean. A must see.

Visited December 2012
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“Essential for any Photographer - Go at Sunset”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

The ramparts of Essaouira, like most high points in a city, provide the best spot for photos of the medina, the ramparts around the medina, the blue fishing boats and the laid back community members going about their day's work; cutting fish, cooking fish, mending nets and so on. Close to the port there is a gate. Next to the gate is a door to the corner tower of the ramparts. It is well worth the 5 MAD to go up and soak in the view. In the medina itself, be sure to walk along the accessible portion of the wall and look out at the crashing waves and seagulls. It is free and also a lovely place to be at sunset.

Visited November 2012
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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“Must see!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

Simply a must see if you're in essaouira! You can hardly avoid the ramparts, but they are worth more than just a casual glance! Great views!

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Marietta, GA
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“Beautiful area to walk in the sun”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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