View of Ouarzazate seen from Tabounte
Ouarzazate is a Moroccan city located 210km south of Marrakech, passing the Atlas Mountains through the Tizi-n-Tichka passage at 2970 meters altitude. Ouarzazate is commonly known as a modern city and a passage way to Sahara Desert, however, there are lots of things you can do and see in the city to make you stay several days.
While in Ouarzazate visit Kasbah Taourirt Museum, Kasbah des Cigognes, the Tifoultoute Kasbah, Oasis Fint and Oasis Skoura, the two existing cinema studios, the lake, the city center market, Sunday market, Taourirt and Tassoumaat old villages in the city center, palm grove and river banks, Toundout village, and finally for last but not least, the extraordinary Ksar of Ait Benhaddou the only existing UNESCO World Heritage site in south Morocco.
Ouarzazate is the perfect destination for those who want a little of south Morocco. Ouarzazate is ideal for those who only have 2 or 3 nights out of Marrakech and do not want to go far, and at the same time, learn a bit more about southern Morocco. Ouarzazate divides itself into a modern city and several traditional districts.
Ouarzazate has a certain charm of an well-organized city, the capital of the south, and multiple points of interest is an excellent starting point for the desert and its surrounding this always have the Atlas mountains full of snow right there the sight of all is a delight for lovers of photography.
Photo of Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate