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  • Kasbah entrance, Plaza Uta el-Hammam - Chefchaouene
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  • Kasbah from Plaza Uta el-Hammam - Chefchaouene
      Kasbah from Plaza Uta el-Hammam
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The pinky-orange walls of the restored Kasbah, directly at the centre of activity in the Medina's Plaza Uta el-Hammam are pretty difficult to miss. In fact its walls act as a border to almost the whole of one side of the square.

Inside the Kasbah you'll find a rather large, pretty courtyard, with bushes flowering in purples and yellows. This makes a really nice place to sit for a while, or to just walk around a little if you feel like being outside but just want some peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle.

Also inside the walls of the Kasbah you'll find some prison cells, complete with chains still hanging from the walls - you may have to resist the photo opportunity. There are some great views over the square and beyond from the Kasbah's tower, as well as a small gallery in one corner of the courtyard containing modern works of art by local artists. This stuff is of varying quality, but is worth checking out as there are a couple of excellent pieces in more abstract styles.

In addition, a small ethnographic museum and the Centre for Andalucian Studies is also contained within the Kasbah's grounds.

A rather smelly toilet is located left of the museum in the grounds (bearing no relation to where they are on the map of the grounds which caused me some distress as I desparately searched around at bursting point...) - btw, bring your own loo paper. Signs also suggest that there is a cafe in the grounds but I'm guessing this is only in the summer months.

The Kasbah is open daily except Tuesday until 6pm, though closed between 1pm and 3pm and is worth the 10dh entry.

Address: Plaza Uta el-Hammam, Chefchaouen
Directions: On the main square in the Medina opposite the main row of cafes.

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  • Updated Dec 4, 2006
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