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Visit the iconic Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate, a remarkable 17th-century fortress that showcases the region's rich history and architectural heritage, and has been featured in numerous Hollywood films.

Often referred to as a gateway to the Sahara, Ouarzazate is best known for its enormous Taourirt Kasbah. This fortified complex has an illustrious past, taken over in the 19th century by the powerful Glaoui family, who controlled one of the major caravan routes. Some parts of the kasbah remain inhabited to this day, and it has appeared in a handful of famous movies, including Gladiator and Prince of Persia. Accompanied by your private guide, today’s fascinating historical tour takes you to this monumental kasbah, where you’ll marvel at one of southern Morocco’s most striking architectural treasures, partly restored in the 1990s with the help of UNESCO. With its rammed-earth structure favoured in this region, intricate tataoui ceilings, carved stucco, and wall paintings, Taourirt Kasbah is well worth visiting for anyone interested in a superb example of Berber-style architecture.

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