Excursion and Leisure in Ouarzazate
OUARZAZATE: The Moroccan Capital Of Cinema!
At the gates of the Moroccan desert, at the crossroads of the valleys of Daraa; Dades and ZIZ, Ouarzazate has set up its camp: Guardian of the treasures most sought by great filmmakers, it jealously guards heritage and nature of exception.
The city of Ouarzazate was essentially a trade crossroad bringing together caravans on their way to Fes or Marrakesh, coming from Sub-Saharan Africa.
By means of Kasbahs and clay villages, to its green oases and lunar landscapes, to its dream like natural scenery. Ouarzazate has fast become an ideal tourist stop unlike any other for those seeking a serene, generous and welcoming retreat.
Visit Studios of cinema - Ouarzazat
After Hollywood and Bollywood. This is ouarzawood the city at the gateway to the desert has seduced more than an international director.
The visitors of the studios will fall under the charm of the Egyptian temples reconstituted in full desert. Visits last about 30 to 40 minutes.
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Kasbahs are originally intended for nomads, used to tents, and they wanted to create a stable construction, which is more resistant to weather and enemies. These fortified towers are built using natural materials such as earth and straw.
When several Kasbahs form a village, it is called "Ksar"
Kasbahs must visit:
It is a Kasbah along the former route of the caravans from the Sahara over the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech. The Kasbah was the seat of the El Glaoui family's power, thus sometimes also called the Palace of Glaoui, and it was built in the 18th and 19th centuries. The palace can still be visited but it is steadily becoming more damaged and is slowly collapsing. In 2010, work was underway to restore the property
Ait Ben haddou Kasbah
Ait Benhaddou has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 and several films have been shot there, including
Sodom and Gomorrah (1963)
Oedipus Rex (1967)
Game of Thrones...
Tifoultoute Kasbah is a Kasbah in Ouarzazate Province, Morocco located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) west of the city of Ouarzazate. This fortress belonged to the family of Thami El Glaoui, Pasha of Marrakech from 1912 to 1956.
Taourirt Kasbah (Tighremt n Tawrirt in Berber Chleuh), symbol of the city, it is a national heritage. Adjoining the medina, it was built around the middle of the eighteenth century and belonged to Glaoui.
After driving 45 kilometers towards Erfoud, make a stop in Skoura. Here, in this quiet little village speckled with palm tree groves, you will find one Kasbah that stands out from the rest. The Amridil Kasbah, originally built in the 17th century, is one of Morocco’s most iconic living museums. It has withstood the test of time, making it the ideal setting for an insight into the ancient traditions of Kasbah life.