Ouarzazate is a city south of Morocco's High Atlas mountains, known as a gateway to the Sahara Desert. Its huge Taourirt Kasbah, home to a 19th-century palace, has views over the rugged local landscape, which features in several movies. Northwest is the fortified red-earth city of Aït Ben Haddou. Northeast is the rocky Todra Gorge. A road winds southeast through the Draa Valley's lush palm groves to the desert.

hotels nearby

map and directions

Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou

UNESCO world heritage

Gorges du Dades

canyon, towns

Todgha Gorge

spectacular canyon

Taourirt Kasbah

19th century

Cinema museum

small museum

CLA Studios

hollywood studio

Jbel Saghro

mountains, trekking