The kasbah, 7km northwest of the centre and visible from much of the city, is a rare survivor of the 1960 earthquake. The views from up here of the port, marina and Agadir are fantastic.
Built in 1541 and restored in the 1740s, the kasbah once provided housing for nearly 300 people. All that remains is the outer wall, though traces of the dwellings can still be made out. The inscription over the entry arch in Dutch and Arabic (‘Believe in God and respect the King’) is a reminder of the beginning of trade with the Low Countries. The walk up to the kasbah is long, hot and uncomfortable: get a taxi and walk back down.
With an excellent display of Berber artefacts, especially jewellery,
the museum is a great place to learn about the traditional life
and culture of the region’s Berber people.