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Review of Kasbah des Oudaias

Kasbah des Oudaias
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Reviewed January 4, 2011

Kasbah des Loudaya is by all means my favorite place in Rabat. I love it so much that every time I visit Rabat, I go there and have a drink in the Cafeteria facing the beach.
Some say, it's a boring place or there isn't much to see, in fact there are many hidden secrets in Loudaya.
Before, I go further, for all novice Morocco visitors, if you visit any place around Morocco and want to avoid being harrassed, DRESS LIKE THE LOCALS.
I visit Morocco every couple of years and always dress like the locals, never ever being harassed.
Ok, in Loudaya from the main gate, there's one hidden secret which is that on the top of the door, ther''s an old prison. Never thought it exist and didn't realize it first time, but then when I inquired about its history it turned out to be a court house with a prison on top.

Also, the garden in Loudaya is Hispanic and across the garden, there's an old riad which is a museum, rich in history.
I love the blue and white houses and if you are lucky enough, you can ask the locals to show inside their homes, only to discover that some of them are palaces not normal houses.

Loudaya holds a long history, don't tour it without asking locals about it history. It's an amazing Place.

Visited November 2010
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“Bad scene”
Reviewed June 3, 2010

My son and I went to the Kasbah in May. We took a taxi from our hotel. When I stepped out of the taxi I smelled something "dead" and looked down and I had almost stepped on a dead cat. We then crossed the street to go to the Kasbah and was immediately harassed by some man. We finally got rid of him and walked up several steps to enter into the main gate. When we got up to the main gate there were two men fighting and one of them had a rock in his hand getting ready to hit the other man. A policeman broke the fight up. My son and I then proceeded to walk into the Kasbah and we were then immediately harassed by some other man. WE LEFT...

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“Lovely and interesting place”
Reviewed April 5, 2010

The casbah is surrounded by a wall and percheed at the edge of a cliff overlooking the ocean. You can wander the narrow roads of houses, whitewashed and blue on the bottom half. Very clean and neat. Good thing - for females travelling alone, I spent all day walking through the Casbash and bazars, and never felt uncomfortable or harassed. There is also a small museum in a building on the lower part in the gardens, old artifacts, worth thr 10 dirham entry.

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“Enjoyable way to spend an hour. We didn't...”
Reviewed January 24, 2010

Enjoyable way to spend an hour. We didn't see many tourists and enjoyed the river/ocean views once we found the lookout! Plenty of photo opportunities. Definitely stop and get some mint tea at the cafe! Ignore the 'guides' at the entrance one told us that the Kasbah was closing and we'd need a guide to get us through- they are persistent! No guide is necessay, but I guess there's no harm if you want one.

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“Nice place for a stroll”
Reviewed October 6, 2009

The Kasbah des Oudaias is an old castle situated on the coast of Rabat, close to the old medina, and beach. Access is through one of two entrances, and from either you can wander through the streets, avoiding the groups of tourists, and exploring the place. Through the higher entrance you can find a few stalls offering the usual tourist stuff. If you go in through the lower entrance, you'll find the museum, garden, and the best part of the Kasbah - the cafe. This is a great place to sit, drink tea, and snack on the Moroccan pastries. Tea is 10 dirhams, and the pastries are 7-each. Well worth a look...

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