The first level of Rif Fort is now the Renaissance Mall filled with upscale stores, restaurants, entertainment venues plus a museum that opened in 2014. History buffs will enjoy the second level. You will see part of the defensive walls dating back to the early 19th century. They were constructed with coral and reach a width of almost five feet. Notice the batteries. They were used to position and fire some of the Riffort’s 56 cannons. When you climb those wooden stairs you will be rewarded with an amazing view of the Caribbean Sea.