Built onto the city walls in the 11th century, Kasbah stands tall at the high point of the Medina. It incorporates the imposing square Khalef Tower, built by the Aghlabids in 859 AD, the same time as the city walls were erected. These walls suppressed the Ribat as the city’s watchtower. The 30-meter Khalaf al Fata Tower (named after its builder) is one of the oldest towers in North Africa. The Kasbah's topmost 50-meter platform above the Ribat, makes it the best place to get views of Medina. After its construction, the Kasbah took over the military role of the Ribat and the Khalaf al Fata Tower is still used as a lighthouse. The building now houses the impressive Sousse Archaeological Museum, and entry is limited to those with a museum ticket.
Kasbah is located inside the Medina, so you can take the same train as for Medina. Take the light rail as it connects central Sousse by the Medina (4 Station Sousse Bab Jdid) to Mahdia via Monastir. It stops along the way in various neighbourhoods in southern Sousse and the Monastir MIR IATA airport. Then, there are buses, both public and private, that run every half an hour. The best option is to hire a taxi.
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