Agadir & the Kasbah
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Approximately 2½ Hours
Agadir, situated at the foot of the Atlas mountain range, suffered an earthquake in 1962 which destroyed many of the historical buildings in the city. Since then, it has resurrected itself as a modern holiday resort town, supported by more than 300 days of sunshine per year.
Leave the ship and set out by coach to the Kasbah Agadir Oufella fort and viewpoint, also home to the ancient kasbah, built in 1540. On its front gate, notice the Dutch inscription, "Fear God and honor thy King."
Leave the coach to explore the kasbah, where local guides point out the various attractions and explain the history of the city, from this spectacular viewpoint.
Free time to explore the area and take the opportunity to snap a picture of yourself with a camel -- the ultimate selfie.
Monuments, museums, souks and shops are closed on religious holidays. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with mobility limitations. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Shade is limited; please dress accordingly. Bring water and a hat and wear sunscreen. Daytime temperatures are high. Bring along local currency (for shopping). Do not take photos of military personnel without their consent. Mind your belongings at all times, particularly at tourist points of interest or in crowded places.