The upper walls of this citadel, with their crenellated towers, surround a main square which may only accessed via a monumental gate well worth a visit. Climb onto the platform of this bastion to admire the superb view of the minaret, the medina, the potters’ district or the Château de la mer.
Since the eighteenth century, these fortifications have housed the Dar el-Makhzen or governor’s palace. The décor of this building, consisting of casts producing subtle effects due to the enamel painting, gives a splendid impression. This palace is now the National Ceramic Museum.