Excursion to Ouarzazate
Feel like Lawrence of Arabia or Russell Crowe in Gladiator
The birthplace of the well-known Atlas studios
Have you ever dreamed about getting to know first hand the set where some of cinema's most legendary films were shot? If the answer is yes, you're in luck: Ouarzazate, an interesting area in the south of Morocco, is home to Atlas Studios, the country's most important cinema studios. Here films such as Lawrence de Arabia, Star Wars and Gladiatorwere filmed. Another attraction of the city, also known as "the door of the desert" is its proximity to the Atlas Mountains. If you want to escape the bustle of Marrakesh and discover some of the region's Berber settlements, this is undoubtedly the trip for you. You can visit the famous kasbahs, that in their day were palaces and defensive forts at the same time. One of the most representative kasbahs of Ouarzazate is the stunning Taourirt Kasbah, recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site.