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City Walls

Essaouira, Morocco
+212 678-156271
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Lovely walk with great views

The City walls were, historically, part of the defense system. The ramparts are accessible for a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vernonia
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Well worth a day trip from Marrakech

We took a day trip from Marrakech, about 3 hours with some stops. It was well worth it, much... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2018
Les D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The City walls were, historically, part of the defense system. The ramparts are accessible for a leisurely walk and afford terrific views of the ocean. Essaouira is known as the windy city, and you can watch the waves crashing and the sand being blown. The...More

Thank Vernonia
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

We took a day trip from Marrakech, about 3 hours with some stops. It was well worth it, much quieter than Marrakech lovely to walk around the Medina and beautiful beach. Couple of nice bars overlooking the the sea for a sundowner you can try...More

Thank Les D
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Worth a look in the morning if you can find the door to the ramparts where the canons are. Or later go back and enjoy a drink when the sun goes down, quieter than going to Taros.

Thank Joanna M
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

For the most part, the city walls, where present, are not that impressive. The city gates which remain are functional , and not created to intimidate opponents with grandeur. The slight exception is the Portuguese fort which guards the harbour. This consists of a keep...More

Thank Rod F
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Great place to get down with the smells of a real 2nd world fish market. I had an oyster from a dude pushing a cart around - it was the best! Salty cold and fresh tasty. Then the best part ... I survived to write...More

Thank MrBBHead
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Any visit to Essaouira should include a stop at the City Walls. we visited in mid-February and parts of the wall were under construction, therefore you cannot access most of it. you can get up to the parts where the cannons are. The walls form...More

1  Thank Amir S
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

When we visited, the city walls were closed for renovation. There didn't appear to be any area open at all, but that was a few months ago. It was a big disappointment because I had read such great things about them. Once completed they walls...More

1  Thank KiwiKerry53
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Apart from the fortress in the port, here, at the City Walls you can feel Essaouira`s beat, both past and present. You can find terraces and restaurants, artisan shops and souvenirs but most important, you have an awesome view of the coast. In November of...More

Thank ANDREI B
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Not much of it is accessible as they are renovating them but what they have done is very nice. Will be lovely once completed.

Thank OYP-London
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

In the evenings the walls are busy with locals and tourists alike out walking, and waiting to watch the sunset. If you are a fan of GOT this place will be familiar.

Thank 100jules87
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