Travel QuestionsCategory: MoroccoWhat is the history of the kasbah Oudayas?
Lion asked 8 months ago

Hello! I'm curious to learn about the Kasbah Oudayas' history. It seems like a place steeped in stories. Could you take me through its past, from how it began to what it represents today? I'd love to know about its cultural importance, any changes in its architecture over time, and the key moments that have shaped its intriguing history.

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khalid Staff answered 8 months ago

What is the history of the kasbah Oudayas?


The history of Kasbah Oudayas dates back to the 12th century when the Almohads built it as a fortress to defend against invaders. Over time, the Kasbah of the Udayas changed heaps! From a fortress, it developed into this lively neighborhood that tells the story of Morocco in its architecture. What's fascinating is how different rulers shaped it's look! You've got the Andalusians and the Marinids, each adding their special flair to this spot. It's like walking through history and seeing these different styles all mixed in one place! The Andalusians' influence gives it this hint of their own style, while the Merinids who ruled today's Morocco from the mid-13th to the 15th century, also left their architectural legacy behind.

Culturally, the Kasbah of the Udayas has enormous significance as it is a testament to Morocco's diverse heritage. It is a point where Berber, Arabic, Andalusian, and other cultural influences converge, reflected in the narrow alleys, ornate doorways, and traditional Moroccan architecture.

The Kasbah Oudayas earned its spot on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List back on July 20, 2006, showcasing its cultural significance. In 2012, Kasbah Oudayas was added to the World Heritage List.

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