Fortified village – near the Akka Oasis
Trip from Agadir: 4 hours 30 mins / 280 km
Dating from the 15th century, the Ksar Agadir Ouzrou is built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Akka palm grove and the oued. This citadel surrounded by a wall ten meters high is located 5 kilometers from the center of Akka. Restored in 2014, the building has regained its cachet. The renovations made highlight this spectacular ksar.
How to get there:
From Tata, take the N12 towards Akka. When you arrive in Akka, take an immediate right to visit the village of Agadir Owzro (29.419414, -8.247846) that you can see perched on a cliff to your right. Following this same road for 7 km, turn left at the crossroads for the square-shaped Minaret of the old mosque “Lalla Baytou Allah” of the Kasbah of Agadir Amghar (29.435706, -8.267209).
The kasbahs are the dwelling place of the lords. At the beginning, they were built within the ksour; subsequently, they were planted directly in the palm groves. It is in fact a large quadrilateral with thick adobe walls including towers. The interior is a series of enclosures and courtyards.
The ksour are fortified villages often built around fortified granaries (igoudar).