By Tyler Brock

Rabat – The Kasbah des Oudaya’s cobble-stone streets guide you through its narrow passageways.

First built in the 12th century during the Almohad Caliphate as a fortress overlooking the Bouregreg river, it later became the refuge of Andalusian Muslims fleeing Spain after their expulsion in the early 1600s.

Its inner walls, half-white, half-blue, shelter the houses and riads within, while shops and cafes line the streets. Each door or window shutter features a unique design, like a fingerprint.

If you get lost here, it is not hard to find your way back, but you may forget why you ever wanted to leave.

One of many of the doors in Oudaya on April 11, 2017 in Rabat Morocco. Photo by Tyler Brock/ Morocco World News
The passageways of Oudaya lead you to some of the most beautiful architecture
One of many of the doors in Oudaya on April 11, 2017 in Rabat Morocco. Photo by Tyler Brock/ Morocco World News
Some of these homes in Oudaya take advantage of contrasting color
One of many of the doors in Oudaya on April 11, 2017 in Rabat Morocco. Photo by Tyler Brock/ Morocco World News
A blue vase sits in front of a faded blue wall in Oudaya
One of many of the doors in Oudaya on April 11, 2017 in Rabat Morocco. Photo by Tyler Brock Morocco World News.
Flower pots sit side by side up against a faded blue wall
One of many of the doors in Oudaya on April 11, 2017 in Rabat Morocco. Photo by Tyler Brock/ Morocco World News
Some of the doors in Oudaya have very eloquent metal work
One of many of the doors in Oudaya on April 11, 2017 in Rabat Morocco. Photo by Tyler Brock/ Morocco World News
A yellow eloquently designed door knocker
One of many of the doors in Oudaya on April 11, 2017 in Rabat Morocco. Photo by Tyler Brock/ Morocco World News
A woman walks down one Oudaya passage ways

One of many of the doors in Oudayas on April 11, 2017 in Rabat Morocco. Photo by Tyler Brock/ Morocco World News

One of many of the doors in Oudayas on April 11, 2017 in Rabat Morocco. Photo by Tyler Brock/ Morocco World News One of many of the doors in Oudayas on April 11, 2017 in Rabat Morocco. Photo by Tyler Brock Morocco World News. One of many of the doors in Oudayas on April 11, 2017 in Rabat Morocco. Photo by Tyler Brock Morocco World News. One of many of the doors in Oudayas on April 11, 2017 in Rabat Morocco. Photo by Tyler Brock/ Morocco World News One of many of the doors in Oudayas on April 11, 2017 in Rabat Morocco.Photo by Tyler Brock/ Morocco World News

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