Kasbah of the Udayas

The Kasbah of the Udayas is a kasbah in Rabat, Morocco. It was built during the reign of the Almohads.

When the Almohads had captured Rabat and destroyed the kasbah of the Almoravids in the town, they began reconstructing it in AH 544 / AD 1150. They added a palace and a mosque and named it al-Mahdiyya, after their ancestor al-Mahdi Ibn Tumart. After the death of Yaqub al-Mansur (AH 595 / AD 1199) the kasbah was deserted.

Reign of the Almohads

The Almohads brought significant changes to the Rabat area, including the destruction and rebuilding of the Kasbah of the Udayas and turning Chellah into a royal necropolis.

World Heritage Status

This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on July 20th, 2006 in the Cultural category.

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Hüseyin Yazıcı
15 May 2017
It is definitely a place to be seen in Rabat. A beautiful kasbah in the citadel. When you go up the hill from Chefchaouen-like narrow blue streets, you will have a wonderful view of the ocean.
Juliana P.
27 March 2017
Authentic and safe location to live in Rabat. Also romantic and close to everything;)
Salvador Dali "Masketeer"
Old citadel,this spot attract most of tourist visit when they came Rabat,painted blue as Chauen,view to the ocean.Nice place to chill for lovers,
Anouar NACH ✅
27 December 2012
Parmi mes endroits préférés; c'est un must-visit pour les gens qui veulent découvrir Rabat pour la 1 fois ! Et j'aime surtout l'endroit sur la photo que je viens de publier; ca me rappelle Chaouen !
Jihane Sophia TAHIRI
26 May 2013
Un super endroit pour profiter du beau coucher de soleil tout en prenant un verre de thé à la menthe entre amis .. Bref, un paradis sur terre que vous deviez visiter
psyco prince
8 August 2015
paysage parfait et unique a Rabat, un tableau d'art excellent au touche de la mer dans un endroit historique
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