La Kasbah of Agadir Oufella

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Known as Agadir Oufella in Tachelhit (Berber language), which means the high Agadir, this site is the prettiest in city. The Kasbah of Agadir Oufella is a citadel that dominates the Atlantic ocean...

Known as Agadir Oufella in Tachelhit (Berber language), which means the high Agadir, this site is the prettiest in city. The Kasbah of Agadir Oufella is a citadel that dominates the Atlantic ocean and the city by it height of 236 meters. It was erected by Mohamed Ech-Cheikh ( Founder of the Saadi dynasty) in 1540 to lead the city of Agadir, then to protect it from the Portuguese attacks back then. This spot is to be enforced after two centuries , in 1752, by Mouay Abdellah who installed a garrison of two thousand men there. After the Earthquake that took place in Agadir during the year 1960, only the walls of the Kasbah survived, and the entry portal which has a Dutch writing that says: "Fear God, and Respect the king", a reminder that Netherlands occupied the place in 1746 under the sovereignty of the Saadi Sultan. The Kasbah is an Ideal place to witness a majestic sunset. Agadir hill holds an Arabic inscription that means: "God, Homeland, The king", which ignites in lights at night, to add a brightness to the city. the height, and jogging lovers can also benefit of the Kasbah, due to the pedestrian passage that leads to the top of the hill, that provides a better chance to discover the entourage. Agadir Oufella is the perfect destination for a panoramic view of the city.

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