Top Things to Do in Ouarzazate

Top Things to Do in Ouarzazate

The kasbah is an ancient citadel made up of various elements. The surroundings of Ouarzazate include superb Kasbahs which must absolutely be seen. Among the Kasbahs of Ouarzazate not to be missed, there is the Kasbah Aït Benhaddou. This fortress has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has been partially restored. The fortifications protect and surround a village, composed in its center of a mosque, a well, a square and various dwellings. Place of life, trade, and meetings, it also has an attic. A door allows you to enter and exit the kasbah. This place of great beauty has been appreciated by some directors for filming, such as for the film “mint tea”. Aï Benhaddou is one of the most beautiful kasbahs in Ouarzazate.

Another kasbah of Ouarzazate, the kasbah of Taourirt which is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded in the 17th century, it is a real Berber fortified village. Impressive in its architecture, the Taourirt kasbah attracts tourists from all over the world with its crenellated towers. There too, films were shot, for superb natural settings. From the top of the towers, a breathtaking view of the surroundings, the mountains and the desert is visible. This kasbah was the preferred residence of a Pasha of Marrakech from the Glaouis tribe. This fortified village is thus one of the treasures among the kasbahs of Ouarzazate. Tours of the Taourirt Kasbah are organized from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. They allow you to discover a maze of courtyards, stairs and rooms nicely decorated with typical Moroccan mosaics.

Another kasbah of Ouarzazate still in good condition, that of Tamnougalt. Built in adobe, it was a meeting place for the Sultanian authorities. This kasbah is to be seen for its superb decorations inside the rooms. Among the kasbahs of Ouarzazate, there are also ksars, a set of kasbahs, as is the case in Amzrou or Tamgrout. These places are still inhabited by a local population. These kasbahs are places to know for their cultural richness. A way to discover a little better these families who live at the gates of the desert. Departures from the city of Ouarzazate are possible to go to its essential kasbahs. Visiting its sites is an opportunity to step back in time, a few centuries back.

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