Ramparts of Marrakech

Dating from the 12th century these impressive ramparts surround the medina and stretch to a total of over 16 km in length and include 20 gates and 200 towers. The walls can be up to 2m wide and in places up to 9m high. A walk around the ramparts is best either first thing in the morning or the evening when the sun is low and the pisé walls take on a lovely ochre colour.


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