Today I’m leaving Agadir to go back to Marrakech and since it’s going to a pretty busy day, I’ll leave you with some photos instead of boring you with facts and figures about our trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou a couple of days ago 🙂
Ouarzazate is a small city (about 100,000 inhabitants) 200 kilometers southeast of Marrakech. Due to the windy roads and high Atlas mountains it takes about three to four hours to get there – stops for taking pictures included!
The fortified Berber city Ait Benhaddou consists of six so called Kasbahs, a traditional Berber house with four rock towers. They are made out of stamped mud and clay bricks and are thus extremely susceptible to weathering. Without renovation, a Kasbah only lasts for about 40 years!
As many Berber families have left the Kasbah and the ones still living there can not maintain the whole complex, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Oh wait, I’m already babbling about facts again. Today is all about the photos, so have a look yourself:
Always happy travels!