Kasbah Taourirt

If you are in Ouarzazate you cannot miss a visit to the kasbah of Taourirt.

It is one of the best preserved kasbahs in Morocco.

Built with straw and mud, like all Moroccan kasbahs, it has been kept in perfect condition thanks to the film industry, which has used it as a setting for numerous films shot in Morocco’s cinencittà, the Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate.

Ouarzazate - kasbah di Taourit

This kasbah belonged to the powerful Berber Glaoui family who lived there until about 1930.

After that it was used by the cinema and opened to the public.

Inside you can admire the rich decorations of the many rooms reserved for the wives and concubines of the pasha.

Unfortunately, due to limited time we only looked at the kasbah from the outside, surely it would deserve a visit inside as well.

Kasbah Taourirt

Where to Stay

We stayed in a beautiful place: Ecolodge l’ile de Ouarzazate. It is located a bit outside the town center and is nestled in the middle of nowhere. The rooms are all Moroccan style and overlook a beautiful garden. There is a swimming pool in the garden, great for warmer days.

It is possible to have a dinner in the lodge; we spent 13 euros each. Dinner includes typical Moroccan dishes: canapés, soup, tajina and dessert.

The breakfast served in the garden is also excellent and plentiful.

Ecolodge l'ile de Ouarzazate
Ecolodge l'ile de Ouarzazate

If you are looking for a room, use the map above, there are accommodations of all prices.


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