Kasbah, or what is known in English as fortress are structures historically built to shield a community from external intrusions. The clifftop Kasbah of the Udayas was constructed over a thousand years ago. Later, a palace and a mosque was added into it. The Kasbah walls are 2½m thick and 8m – 10m high.
Today, the Kasbah of the Udayas mostly painted half white and half blue are residence to the locals. A section of the ground still retains the palace gardens and the other section overlooking the Bouregreg River meeting the Atlantic Ocean is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy a cup of tea.
The half white, half blue uniformly painted residence is a treat for photographers, a photo spot I would say. Just photographing the Kasbah is worthwhile coming to Morocco. During bright condition and the streets are in the shadows, do pose a problem for white balance adjustment.
The Kasbah was the last attraction in our itinerary for the day where in the morning, we started our itinerary from Casablanca.
Walking uphill towards the entrance of the kasbah (fortress) on the right.
The kasbah as seen from the inside and part of the palace garden.
Chairs for you to have your tea in one of the few stalls inside the kasbah. Typical Moroccan tile design.
Coffee stalls in the Kasbah.
Water tap outside of a house.
One of the streets in the Kasbah.
Entrance door to one of the houses in the Kasbah.
A house right up to the walls of the Kasbah.
The white & blue colour scheme of the narrow streets in the Kasbah.
Well, not all are white & blue I must say.
View of downtown Rabat as you exit the Kasbah.
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