A tangible reference is inscribed on the imposing gate: "Moulay Ismail, 1710". Its past is a bit more blurred - somewhere between legend and history. Was it a gift to the beautiful Halima who conquered the sultan, or a symbol of power and strongbox protecting tax subsidies? Whatever the case may be, the ruins of the kasbah still look very fine indeed. As proof, consider the minaret overlooking the Oum er-Rbia River and the partly preserved crenelated ramparts. The site is at its most impressive at sunset.