AIT BENHADDOU

After our visit of the valleys, we spent the night in Ouarzazate and left early in the morning to visit Ait Benhaddou, the most dramatic and easily accessible kasbah, before crossing the Atlas mountains.

Several movies were filmed there, including Gladiator. Some of the pisé kasbahs data back as far as the 16th century, when it held a key strategic position on the caravan route between Marrakech and the Sahara. These days, Ait Benhaddou, is really only a major tourist destination.