Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat

Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat, Morocoo

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.

Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat

Walking uphill towards the entrance of the kasbah (fortress) on the right.

Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat

The kasbah as seen from the inside and part of the palace garden.

Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat

Chairs for you to have your tea in one of the few stalls inside the kasbah. Typical Moroccan tile design.

Kasbah of the Udayas

Coffee stalls in the Kasbah.

Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat

Water tap outside of a house.

Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat

One of the streets in the Kasbah.

Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat

Entrance door to one of the houses in the Kasbah.

Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat

A house right up to the walls of the Kasbah.

Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat

The white & blue colour scheme of the narrow streets in the Kasbah.

Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat
Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat
Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat
Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat
Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat

Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat

Well, not all are white & blue I must say.

Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat

View of downtown Rabat as you exit the Kasbah.

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