Ouarzazate, Hollywood of Morocco.
Want to discover Ouarzazate? There are a thousand ways to do it. Hollywood of Morocco or Holly-Ouarzazate is a caramel-colored oasis enhanced by the cloudless sky of the North African sky with its countless adobe kasbahs, arid mountains and plains, verdant valleys and oases, palm groves and Villages of red earth or ocher makes the charm of this region and give it its tourist attraction.
The symbol of the city is the Taourirt Kasbah which belonged to the Glaoui, it was built around the middle of the 18th century.
It is represented in the new 50 Dirhams bill and is adjacent to the Medina. This Moroccan city is located at the intersection of the valleys of Ouarzazate and Ouad Dades (in the High Atlas) which forms the Oued Drâa downstream, it is the nerve center of the vast Region of southern Morocco. Ouarzazate evokes both the southern foothills of the High Atlas and the proximity of the desert with a population of 100,000 inhabitants. On the threshold of the great south of the kingdom stands the majestic Ouarzazate, a striking mixture of oases, Kasbahs and valleys flourishing and a vast desert that attracts tourists of different nationalities to discover the natural beauty of this city. Its Kasbahs are classified in the Humanitarian heritage, and some Kasbahs are transformed into tourist residences.
The city of Ouarzazate is also a prime Moroccan destination for tourism and cinematography. Ouarzazate has an international airport and is accessible by road from Marrakech. It is one of the most sought-after Moroccan sites for directors from all over the world. Besides the landscapes, one of the cinematographic assets of this place is the quality of the light, with a brilliant sun on average 300 days a year.