Lord of the south kasbah taourirt

Kasbah of Taourirt is one of the most beautiful architectural constructions of the city. This Kasbah was founded in the 17th century before being reworked by the Glaoui tribe in 1882, the Lords of the Atlas.
This Berber building impresses visitors with its enormous mass and the details of its picturesque ornamentation. It looks like a big sand castle in the desert. The Kasbah of Taourirt served as palace for the Pasha of Marrakech, Thami el Glaoui, who rebelled against King Mohammed V when Morocco was under French protectorate.
Taourirt is the name of the village where the Kasbah was built. This village founded in the 12th century still has a medina that can be visited. The Kasbah of Taourirt forms, unlike that of Aït-Benhaddou, a sort of fortified village with its alleys and its houses in the middle of the village itself.

Although Ouarzazate is known for the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou, both of which have been declared a World Heritage site by Unesco, this city has been made famous for its studios of cinema in the desert like Studios Atlas, which found here the ideal landscapes for the filming of certain films.