Kasbah of Beni Mellal

Kasbah of Beni Mellal is a historical monument in Beni Mellal, Morocco. It is a classified monument by the Moroccan Ministry of Culture. [1]

Kasbah of Beni Mellal
قصبة بني ملال
Ain Asserdoun Castle.jpg
LocationBeni Mellal
Completion date1688

The nameEdit

The Kasbah is also named Kasbah or Borj Ras el Ain instead of Beni Mellal. [2]


The Kasbah is located on the top of a mountain next to Ain Asserdoune which provides a view over the city of Beni Mellal.

It was first built by the Alaouite Sultan Moulay Ismail to protect the city from invaders. [3]



  1. ^ "Classified Monuments in Morocco". IDPC.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Martinière, Maximilien Antoine Cyprien Henri Poisson de La; Lacroix, Napoléon (1894). Documents pour servir à l'étude du nord ouest africain (in French). Gouvernement général de l'Algérie, Service des affaires indigènes.
  3. ^ Brockhaus' Conversations-lexikon: Allgemeine Deutsche Real-encyklopädie (in German). F.A. Brockhaus. 1883.