Kasbah of Jbel Dersa

To the north of the Tétouan medina is mount Jbel Dersa (541 metres), part of the Rif mountain chain and the original seat of Tétouan. From there, skirt the hillside to discover the remains of a mysterious kasbah.

Despite a few historic texts that mention its existence, the origin of this military citadel is still unknown. These ruins, called “al-Kasaba”, could however be those of a fortification built in the thirteenth century by the Merinid sovereign. At the time, he had tried to win back the town of Sebta occupied by Bani al-Ahmar of Grenada.


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