If you ever passed by the beach, you’d see Arabic letters, which get lighted up at night, saying “God, Country, King” engraved on the hill. This is where the Kasbah stands.
The Kasbah, also known as Agadir Oufella, is one of the most popular places for both tourists and locals. Located at the top of the mountain, the Kasbah gives you the view of the whole city. This is a must for those who want to know how Agadir looks like from a birds-eye view.
After the earthquake in 1960, the remains of Kasbah fortress which was built in the 16th Century stands behinds the sea. Despite the wreckage of pastime, you still get to enjoy the Moroccan modern way of life when getting up there. Not only tourists, but Moroccan locals still usually go up there just to hang out and enjoy the perspective of the city. The weather is also very nice, but at night it can get somewhat chilly. But the amazing view of Agadir is what makes it worth the hike, drive, or run. It took us around 30 minutes to get up there by foot and we have no regrets about it. We strongly recommend you to stay there until sunset and experience the beautiful night view of Agadir.
If walking is not your preference, the taxis are one of the available means to get you up there. Just say “Kasbah” and not a single driver will even lift an eyebrow or give you a questioning glance when hearing this word. No other place in this city would be more famous.
Being a popular spot, at the top of the Kasbah there are a few stores and vendors trying to sell whatever you can spend money on: food, accessories, souvenirs, or even camels rides. So those who are afraid that there would be nothing, you can rest easily and add the Kasbah to your to-do when in Agadir.
Either for walking or sightseeing, the Kasbah is on the top of the list in Agadir. It offers you an experience like no other places would. It would be exaggerating to say you have visited the city without stepping a single foot on the Kasbah.