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Essaouira Ramparts

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These ramparts provide a glimpse into how this old seaport village was fortified against invasion.
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17 Rue Elhadada | Marrakech, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One section of the Medina Ramparts was still closed for renovation when we visited but we did get to up on the section closer to the Medina entrance and had great views of the other sections of the walls, the ocean and back to the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AdrianT-Perh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Essaouira ramparts was, at one time, a major defense against invaders and the sea. It has been preserved and embellished with restaurants and shops. The cannon along the top are reminders of its history. The views of the Atlantic are awesome!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank YayaShare
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want some nice views of the harbour and the ocean, go there! There is a fee of 60dirham, but it is worth it as you get the view of the square and the medina side, as well as the ocean and the rocks,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sheloveswanderlust
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Essaouira's ramparts were constructed in the 1760s by Alaouite Sultan Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah (1757-1790), upgrading this small Atlantic town into a royal port and commercial center. The fortifications of Essaouira (ramparts, batteries, fortresses and bastions) were designed by Theodore Cornut. An interesting walk is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carol A S
Reviewed 11 December 2018

This is a terrific place to spend the waning minutes of sunlight as the crenellated tops of the rampart walls make for perfect seats to watch the sun set as the ocean slams the walls wave after wave.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

We had a local guide Rashida who was so knowledgeable about the ramparts, their history and the importance of the people and how the different religions and other countries impacted on Morocco. The sights were spectacular and cannonry in stunning condition. The fortifications were obviously...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank robinmg
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

A welcome change from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. Quiet old town with many sidewalk vendors who are less aggressive. The old harbor is a must-see. Pick out a fish and have them grill it for you ( follow the smoke to find the...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

Οne of the best places to be in the city... the ocean is majestic! I kept going again and again there, the feeling changes as the light or the weather change.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

We have been here many times and paid 10 dirhams to access the ramparts. Last week we found the prices have increased to 60 dirhams. We didn’t bother, not worth it!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jetsetter057
Reviewed 23 October 2018

September 2018 you had to pay quite a bit to walk on a very small section of the walls and one fort.

Date of experience: September 2018
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theworthingtons
29 May 2018|
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Response from WWTraveller26 | Reviewed this property |
Buy fresh fish from the fishermen and the various small stalls nearby will grill it for you.
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Monisola A
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the bus is about 80 Dirham. There is Supratours and CTM
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