Marrakech Ramparts
Marrakech Ramparts
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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These are the walls that surround the city. Circle them on foot or on a rented bike.
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Kirstin G
Canterbury, UK271 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
These are interesting historical city walls, which give an authentic sense of the city’s history. They are also a useful landmark for finding your way around when you get lost in the medinas!
Written 8 January 2023
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,484 contributions
Jul 2022
Like in other parts of the world the construction of the walls of Marrakech served to defend property and commerce. Marrakech has known walls since its foundation as Almovarid capital in 1070. They have been expanded and strengthened during the ages until they lost their function by the end of the 19th century. The city authorities supervise maintenance of the remaining sections until today. Particularly the southwest Kasbah part of the fortications built during Almohad rule late 12th century is impressive.

The walls give the city a sense of historic importance, as they are testament of a great past, be it a very long time ago.
Written 31 July 2022
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Solo Vagbond
2 contributions
Apr 2022
Rustic and historical looking. deserty, but they need a museum here. Make sure to get a professional tour guide for Marrakech and not one of the fake amateur men who try to pretend to be tour guides
Written 10 May 2022
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Gareth S
Wendover, UK67 contributions
Mar 2022
I enjoyed my time wandering around the ramparts, dipping in an out of these old and historic walls. The are many stories circulating about how the walls come to have the holes in from war, birds, venting or to support scaffolding when carrying out repairs; regardless of the reason it is nice to have a stroll around for an afternoon and see these very higher, colourful and thick walls.
Written 26 March 2022
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HINA W
Islamabad, Pakistan6,322 contributions
Jan 2020
During the 11th century the Almoravids left the desert and found Marrakech. A fortified city wall was built around the city in order to defend it. This wall was built out of pise, which was a mixture of straw, red earth and lime, which hardened on drying. This red mud gives the city it’s pink hue and the name Red City. The western ramparts still retain this shade. The 10 km ramparts have around 200 towers and 20 gates. It is more or less 9 m high. It looks truly enchanting at sunrise and sunset.
Written 7 December 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia42,211 contributions
Jul 2019
The defensive walls of the city date to around the 11th century. They are built in a red, pinkish sort of clay like most buildings in Marrakech. These walls are about 16 kilometres long and they have some distinctive holes that seem to be all over them. There are stories about these holes, from birds causing them, to canons blasting them, to many other stories. However they are really the cause of the old walls slowly crumbling and the authorities trying to fix them. The even sized and evenly spaced holes are there so that scaffolding can be placed there for the workers to do their job in restoring the walls to their former glory! There are also several gates to the city that are found in several sections of the walls around their perimeter. We walked around part of the walls and they are not really anything spectacular but worth a few minutes walk if you really want to do that!
Written 10 June 2020
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Hobart
Santa Barbara, CA24 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Nothing spectacular compared to other sites or the city of Marrakech . Pass it by , note it, keep going .
Written 28 February 2020
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iamface
East Sussex, UK1,348 contributions
Feb 2020
morocco getting many ramparts & wall and i think that no big impression for the ramparts of Marrakech except Bab Agnaou and white storks nests
Written 24 February 2020
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Ian S
Ashford, UK372 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
At around 10 miles, 16 km in new money, this is not something to do on foot in a day. Best seen from a horse drawn carriage or at sunset on the western side when you realise how Marrakesh became known as the Red City as the walls glow deep crimson.

We know the walls between Bab Doukkala and Bab Nkob best as we have walked this route, but we have seen most of the western walls and bits of the rest, often when I have become navigationally embarrassed.

Like most walled cities, what you see now is the last iteration of centuries of building, sacking, rebuilding and restoration and you need to use your imagination to get the effect of what you are seeing today and how it would have looked; to someone in the past. You can't walk on the ramparts so you don't see much other than at ground level.

Parts of the tour take you beside the main roads around the Medina, parts are beside shady gardens, and parts, mainly to the north and east, are in areas of stark poverty, so you can get a taste of all the different Marrakeshes in one trip.

On foot, best done over a few days; by carriage, best done so you are on the western side at sunset, but worth a look at even a small section when you are here.
Written 13 February 2020
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Helena N
261 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
We walked around a lot of the centre of Marrakesh so got to see most of the main gates and big sections of the city walls. They are really imposing and give you an idea of how well fortified the city would have been. The cranes certainly seem to like them as nesting spots too...
Written 11 November 2019
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