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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 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.
Reviewed April 7, 2013

The ramparts are a great spot for photography - the waves crashing against the wall, birds flying, the colours of the fishing boats in the distance, rocks. Go early evening or sunset for best dramatic light.
Careful were you step - the surface can be very uneven.
There are little shop set in the inner wall of the ramparts - mostly gift and craft shops. Prices are surprisingly a lot higher than in Marrakesh - especially for the metal lamps / iron works.

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Close to many of the craft/gift shops at the end of old part of town. Head up to the ramparts for a calm and excellent view of the coast and the rest of the town. I was surprised how little hawking went on up here which made it all the more pleasurable (only one very subtle guy when we visited). Great photographic location too!

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

If gazing at massive ocean waves crashing on to the shore gives you a tingle then this is a great place to indulge your passion. The best place is the circular bastion where all the local artists have their little shops; looking northwards you get a truly spectacular seascape as the waves smash on to the rocks; in the opposite direction you can stroll along the sea wall with its line of cannons pointing menacingly out over the ocean. Take the opportunity to breathe deeply and take in what must be some of the freshest air in all of Africa.

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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Not too much to sees here, run down and a dodgy in parts. You have to watch where you are putting your feet.

1  Thank lesley w
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

Our friends are renovating a house overlooking the sea and one of its walls is part of these ramparts. The waves constantly and dramatically crash against the walls and are just spectacular!

Thank Gregory C
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