palace centre and/or fortress of an Arab town; also used to mean a walled residential quarter around the Medina (eg Fes), or the citadel (eg Tangier and in Tunisia), or the whole medina (eg Algiers). In the south of Morocco, it is a feudal family castle - and it's the root of the Spanish alcazar .
(Arabic) Castle or citadel of north African cities
an older or native quarter of many cities in northern Africa; the quarter in which the citadel is located
an old fortified city
a traditional North-African fortress
The kasbah (Arabic: ÙƒØ³Ø¨Ø©) is a unique kind of medina, or Islamic city.