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.