The remains of the ancient kasbah are worth a look if only to grasp the complete destruction that befell the city in 1960. Located on a hill to the north of the bay and visible from anywhere along the sandy beach, the kasbah was largely destroyed by the quake, but the outline of eroding walls and an entrance arch are still visible today. It was built in 1540 by the Marrakech-based Saâdians to launch an attack on the Portuguese below, and was still inhabited before 1960. There are great views of Agadir Bay. Down below the kasbah is Ancient Talborjt, where Agadir's medina used to stand and where many of the 15,000 quake victims were buried alive and still rest today. This area has been made into a memorial park -- look for the inscription engraved in one of the walls from King Mohammed V: "If destiny desired the destruction of Agadir, its reconstruction depends on our faith and our determination." This, combined with a visit to the kasbah, affords the visitor at least some chance to visualize old Agadir. If you feel like walking, it's best to take a taxi (25dh) from the city center/beach to the kasbah and walk back.