Day trip: Ait Benhaddou and its kasbahs
Who amongst hasn’t seen “Gladiator” the movie, the answer to that is unanimous, but did you know that many parts of it was shot in this place? I guess not. Besides being the cradle of many great movies, this typical village of the 16th century was the summer home of the pasha “Glaoui”, and is classified as world heritage by the UNESCO since 1987. You will also get the chance to visit another beautiful Kasbah in Taourirte, and the Atlas cinema Studio before going back to Marrakech.
backdrop for many hollywood movies and the protege of the UNESCO as a world heritage
Aït Benhaddou (Berber: Ath Benhadu, Arabic: آيت بن حدّو) is a fortified city, or ksar, along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in present-day Morocco. It is situated in Souss-Massa-Drâa on a hill along the Ounila River and is known for its kasbahs, although they take damage with each rainstorm. Most of the town's inhabitants now live in a more modern village at the other side of the river; however, eight families still live within the ksar.