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Kasbah des Oudaias – Amazing Views of the Atlantic Ocean

The Kasbah des Oudaias is located in Rabat, the capital of Morocco, which is situated near to the Atlantic coast. Like most other cities in Morocco, Rabat is old and has a lot of historical value. But what makes Rabat different in comparison to other cities is the section of the city called Kasbah des Oudaias.

The Kasbah des Oudaias is a picturesque place with houses and streets that are of a different standard to the rest of the city. All the houses are white and look like they have just been painted with bright blue parapets. The Kasbah des Oudaias provides you with the most amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean and of Sale, Rabat’s neighboring city. This part of city is quiet and there are relatively few people walking around the maze of streets. This makes exploring the northern parts of the city a lot more fun.

Located in the vicinity of Kasbah des Oudaia is the oldest mosque in the capital, namely the Kasbah Mosque. The mosque was built in the mid-eleventh century and the beautiful gateway (Bab Oudaia) that leads you to the Kasbah was built in the twelfth century. The mosque was enlarged and renovated later in the eighteenth century.

The busiest parts of Kasbah des Oudaia are the beaches, where you can sit and watch the ocean waves as they come in and hit the Kasbah walls for hours. Hundreds of people from outside of Morocco come to Kasbah des Oudaia because of its shoreline and its picturesque views. You will notice that there is quite a bit of repair work being done on the old buildings and houses near the beach.

Another attraction that visitors come to see is the fragrant smelling Andalucian Gardens. The garden is full of brightly coloured flowers and is a pleasure to walk through. Near the Andalucian Gardens is a palace that was built in the 17th century and now is home to the Oudaias Museum. The palace was built under the reign of Moulay Ismail who gained rulership at the age of twenty-six.

Kasbah des Oudaia and all its attractions make it a popular tourist destination.