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Every North African town has a kasbah, a traditional administrative building made from mud and straw. This one, nestled against the High Atlas Mountains, is among the most impressive of its kind.
Ait Ben Haddou 45000, Morocco
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A really interesting place- a n old kasbah (currently only 5 families), a nice trek up to the watch tower - great views of the surroundings ( and the gladiator arena) plenty of artefact shops with lot of artists around

Thank KanwarTavy
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Located in the foothills on the southern slopes of the High Atlas in the Province of Ouarzazate, the site of Ait-Ben-Haddou is the most famous ksar in the Ounila Valley. The Ksar of Aït-Ben-Haddou is a striking example of southern Moroccan architecture. The ksar is...More

15  Thank Yourtripinmorocco
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a ruined Kasbah, if you have the time to do a day trip - do go around this. The views are spectacular !

Thank 634daffodils
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it is part historical site and part movie set. If you can accept this fact, you will enjoy it because it really is an amazing site. You park in the new town on the main road in front of the mosque - don't pay...More

Thank Spudrunner
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting to experience this Ksar to understand how they lived back then especially when under siege, but place lacks proper maintenance. Could have been a better experience if there was someone to explain or some type of info to read whilst walking from room to...More

Thank Mario D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once you are here you will feel that you’re emerging yourself to a Moroccan way life. It was nice to see where some of the scenes in Gladiator, Game of Thrones, Lawrence of Arabia, etc. was taken. Nice view from the top.

Thank HoneeB_35
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the classic Moroccan kasbah. the setting is superb across from the new town across the dry river bed. It has clearly been refurbished for various movies but it still retains it's character and is a worthwhile visit it passing through on your way...More

Thank sharpster08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We joined to an organized 2-day trip, and our first stop was in Äit Ben Haddou. The view was spectacular and the tour guide told a lot of interesting things. Though don’t buy anything in here or around: it’s a tipical tourist attraction and prices...More

Thank Melitta B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a stunning site and very photogenic from a distance and also some good pics to be had from near the top. Wear trainers for walking around. Without someone telling you which rooms were which you wouldn’t know. There are vendors within the site, they...More

2  Thank blondeadventurer1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, this place looks very good and the views from atop the hills are definitely worth the climb. It is absolutely gorgeous and quite different from other places you will visit. However, it is hyper touristy and there is absolutely nothing genuine about the place....More

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31 December 2017|
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Response from Mr M |
Easy! If you are used to drive through the mountains like the Alpes for example, or something alike than this would be no issue. We did it this winter with our little family with our small Fiat 500. Not the most powerfull... More
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17 October 2016|
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Response from EnZed-27 | Reviewed this property |
There aren't a lot of options for food, accommodation or activities in the town in my opinion, so since you have a car I'd recommend a day trip to visit the site. The climb to the top isn't very difficult/long for someone of... More