October 11, 2023

Ouarzazate morocco is a primary tourist destination in Morocco during the holidays, as well as a starting point for excursions into and across the Draa Valley and the desert. Aït Benhaddou (a fortified village) west of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

If you’re planning a trip to Ouarzazate, you might want to explore the local culture, visit nearby attractions, and enjoy the beautiful desert scenery.

For a long time, Ouarzazate was a small crossing point for African traders on their way to northern Morocco and Europe.[5] In the 16th century, Sheikh Abu al-‘Abaas Ahmed bin Abdellah al-Wizkiti al-Warzazi, emir of the Qasba of Ouarzazate and father of Lalla Masuda, helped establish Saadi control over the Sous-Dra’a region.[6][7]


During the French period, Ouarzazate expanded considerably as a garrison town, administrative center, and customs post. It is home to the Kasbah Taourirt, which was the kasbah of the former caïd and later owned by T’hami El Glaoui.

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