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Fortress of Agadir (Agadir Oufella) description and photos - Morocco: Agadir. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Agadir Oufella.
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Agadir Fortress is the city's most famous historical landmark. The fortress is located on a high hill, so you can see it even at the entrance to the city. Very often the fortress is also called "Agadir on the hill".
From the ancient fortress of the Kasbah, which was built in 1572 (XVI century) by order of the ruler Mulei Abdallah el-Ghalib, a city quarter was formed. Before that the Kasbah was a fortress with very small and narrow inner streets.
In 1960, a strong earthquake hit Agadir (5.8 points on the Richter scale) and in just 15 seconds the city turned into ruins. At that time, about 15 thousand people died out of 40 thousand people. The fortress itself suffered - the earthquake caused great damage to it. From a powerful structure impressive with its striking fortifications, only one long wall has survived to this day, which surrounds the territory of the Agadir fortress. Also, the fortress gates have survived, on which you can see the preserved inscription, which is translated from Arabic as "Fear Allah and honor the king." Being inside these powerful walls of the fortress, you truly feel the long-forgotten past.
In the evening, the wall and the fortress gate are illuminated by skillful decorative lighting of striking beauty. Another inscription, located on the hillside, is decorated with original lighting. Translated from the Arabic language, it means: "Allah, country, king."
From the observation deck, which is located on the fortress wall, a wonderful panorama of the city of Agadir and its surroundings opens. From here, you can see the surrounding area, including the beautiful Su Valley, the picturesque Antiatlas Mountains and the beach of Agadir Bay. To the north are the pointed mountain peaks of the Atlas.
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