Rockin' the Kasbah, Part 1: Kasbah Des Oudaias, Rabat

I just returned from a visit to Morocco and I can say that Morocco is one of the most exciting and colorful places you could possibly want to visit.  I would like to paint a picture for you, but my words could not possibly do justice to this colorful country that has a lot of history and amazing culture.  So let me just describe the places I saw through photo essays.

PART 1:   Kasbah Des Oudaias, Rabat

As tourists, we were able to enter the Royal Palace ground and some of the historical places in Rabat, the administrative and capital of Morocco.  Seeing the ocher-colored gates and walled fortresses, one could easily see that Rabat is an old and colorful city, but nothing surprised me more as we entered the gate of Kasbah Des Oudaias.

 Kasbah des Oudaias

The Kasbah des Oudaias is a picturesque place with houses and streets that are in the shades of ocher, white and blue.   According to our guide, foreign-born artists took residences here and painted their houses in white and bright blue.  Being that it is on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the colors of the houses represent the sea and the sky.


We walked around the maze of streets that are relatively quiet.  We ended our walk to have a glimpse of the picturesque Atlantic Ocean littered with colorful fishing boats.

We visited the gardens patterned after the Gardens of Seville in Spain before leaving the Kasbah


 All photos by the author


  1. Hey, Alice my travel friend. These pictures are superb. They truly capture the beauty I remember and put my iPhone documentations to shame. I've lost your contact information given a small mishap with a stray Euro wallet on my TAP flight from Lisbon to Newark. This is the only way I know to reconnect. I apologize for doing this in comments. Your Moroccan Camel Buddy.

  2. Nice to hear from you Camel Buddy!!! I'll send you an email!


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