Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou

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#1 of 16 in Historic Sites in Souss-Massa-Draa Region
Explore the streets of Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, a traditional clay city now protected as a World Heritage Site. Dating back to the 11th century, the collection of six forts (known as kasbahs) and around fifty individual homes sit huddled behind fortified walls on what was once the caravan route connecting Sahara and Marrakech. Used in many films over the years, usually as a stand-in for Jerusalem, the city has an evocative, timeless charm. Using our custom trip planner, Ait Ben Haddou attractions like Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • we walked up through the town to the top of the hill - fascinating for film buffs to try and see where they filmed Gladiator etc - we preferred Ksar Telouet because of the opulent palace it contained  more »
  • Town of film, a great guide Moha that introduced us in the great milestone of this fortified city, indispensable place in Morocco
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