Kasbah Taourirt – Great Attractions (Ouarzazate, Morocco)

Take a tour of Kasbah Taourirt in Ouarzazate, Morocco -- part of the World's Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats. An imposing and ancient structure of Ouarzazate, Morocco is the former palace, Kasbah Taourirt. In a climate as pitiless and harsh as Ouarzazate's, this structure acts as a defensive center for city. The kasbah is full of charismatic turrets, gardens, and rooms with unique geometric patterns and shapes. The primary overseers of Kasbah Taourirt, the el Glaoui clan, controlled most of West Africa until the independence of Morocco in 1956. Built solely of clay and straw, the kasbah has an adobe composition with colors reflecting those of its surrounding Saharan landscape. Many visitors who tour this great historical structure are awed by the astonishing interior of Kasbah Taourirt.