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Essaouira Ramparts

Closes in 4 min: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The Essaouira Ramparts are a beautiful example of late 18th century fortified town. It was called "Skala de la Kasbah" and was built according to the principles of contemporary European military fortress. Since its fondation it was meant to protect this major international trading seaport...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2013

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank lowryepp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ramparts are interesting to see. Nice views, and the classic picture of essaouira through the circle. You can smell the fishing port which might bother some. It is more expensive than I expected. It costs 70 dirham each

Thank Kremp11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As like other city FEZ MARRAKECH RABAT TANGER MEKNES in morocco , Essaouira have an older city with souks and monuments and history

Thank Simo D
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to see a working dock mixed in with the historic scenery. You can walk through the Medina to see a row of canons as well.

Thank JBridi
Reviewed 10 October 2018

The ramparts differ from other Moroccan city walls in that they were built by the Portuguese in typical European fortress style. The views of the city are beautiful in the afternoon, and the fishing port below. Even the Spanish cannons look appropriate in their placement....More

Thank Ale_Limbru
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The Skala de la Kasbah were designed in the 18th c as seafront ramparts. Cannons remain in some of the wall slots. Depending on the Alizee winds, there may be crashing waves below. The smell of the sea will certainly be present. You can get...More

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

The ramparts provide for a nice stroll with good views of the sea and the medina. Canons and the usual accompaniments on show and worth a visit but not a must.

Thank mojo3040
Reviewed 1 October 2018

For a lovely walk along the Atlantic it's hard to beat the Ramparts. I only wish it were longer. See the canons, souk and ocean on along the way.

Thank bbinder
Reviewed 29 September 2018

We really loved the rampaarts of Mogador. They are well preserved, with beautiful view points to the ocean and the city. Old canons and great weather

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Currently under reconstruction. Entry ticket for non-Moroccans is twice expensive. Still has great view.

Thank Irena H
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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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13 February 2015|
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the bus is about 80 Dirham. There is Supratours and CTM
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