"The Kasbah" Morocco Things to Do Tip by TRimer
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The Kasbah is on the highest point of the city and has an incredible view across the Straits of Gibraltar to Spain. The present day kasbah dates back to the 15th century and was King Charles II's personal residence during his 22 year reign. The Dar el-Makhzen, a former 17th century Sultan?s palace, is on the left. There is a a museum devoted to Moroccan arts and archeology.
Leaving the museum through the beautiful Andalucian gardens, you can reach the Cafe Detroit. It was established by the writer and friend of the Rolling Stones, Brion Gynsin. In the 1960s it was famous for its trance musicians, now it?s a bit of a tourist trap. The view of the Straits of Gibraltar is good, but the mint tea is pricey.
Directions: From the Petit Socco, take the first narrow alleyway turning after the Rue des Siaghines, pass an ornamental fountain on the left & you will reach the stairs to Bab el Assa, The gate of watchfulness. Through the gate you will find the Place de la Kasbah.
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