Oufella Fort

Not much of old Agadir remains today, but the city’s casbah, the Oufella Fort, is one of the few structures that survived the 1960 earthquake. Built in the 16th century by the first sultan of the Saadi dynasty, the fortified rampart guarded against foreign invaders—specifically the Portuguese. The viewpoint offers spectacular perspectives of the town’s crescent bay, as well as plenty of photo ops with camels. The inscription over the entry in Dutch and Arabic, which translates as “Believe in God and Respect the King,” recalls the long era of trade with Holland, beginning in the 17th century.

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