Kasbah Glaoui- Discover the Historic Beauty on Your Morocco Trip

morocco luxury toursThe Magnificent Kasbah Glaoui: A Must-Visit Attraction in Morocco

The Kasbah Glaoui of Telouet is a popular tourist attraction in Morocco. The ancient building was home to T’hami el Glaoui- the governor of Marrakech, and his family in the early twentieth century.

The Legacy of T’hami el Glaoui: Lord of the Atlas

Whilst on your Morocco tour it is highly recommended to visit the fascinating Kasbah. The Kasbah is named in honour of “El Haj T’hami el Mezouari el Glaoui” who was the respected head of the Glaoui tribe in Morocco and known as Lord of the Atlas.  He lived in the Kasbah as well as being the pasha of Marrakech from 1912 to 1956.

Controversial Figures: El Glaoui’s Involvement in the French Protectorate

El Glaoui is most known for his involvement with the French Protectorate where he worked with the French to remove Sultan Mohammed V from his position in 1953. However, in 1955 T’hami el Glaoui gave a public apology when the Sultan returned from exile. El Glaoui left a large impression on Moroccans and although some may consider him to be a legend, others saw him as a traitor.

Exploring the Kasbah: A Glimpse into El Glaoui’s Opulent Lifestyle

Some parts of the Kasbah have been maintained and a few of the rooms have been decorated. The Harem and Reception hall areas give you some idea of what kind of luxury El Glaoui lived in, as well as the Andalusian-style of decorating. However, some of the older parts of the Kasbah are in complete ruins.

Preserving the Past: A Mix of Maintained Rooms and Ruins

The Kasbah Glaoui is locked up for safety, and the entrance is kept safe with a guard keeping watch. However, they will have a key to open the building so if you are curious in learning a bit about Kasbah Glaoui and its history you can ask the guard to give you a tour for around 20 dirhams.

Unlocking the History: Guided Tours of the Kasbah Glaoui

This is a great place to visit on your Morocco Holiday and gives you some background on the history of this amazing country.

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Luxury Morocco Cultural Tour

3 Day Holiday

Moroccan Journeys offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience with our Morocco Cultural Tour, “The Road of a Thousand Kasbahs”. This awe-inspiring tour begins in Marrakech and takes you through some of Morocco’s most stunning landscapes. Marvel at the ochre coloured gorges of Dades & Todra, and visit the legendary Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. The tour also includes stops at the impressive Kasbah of Telouet, the beautiful Erg Chegaga in the Sahara Desert, and the picturesque Ounila Valley where you will find Taourirt Kasbah. This tour is perfect for anyone looking to fully immerse themselves in Moroccan culture, and experience all of the beauty and wonder that Morocco has to offer.

The Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, fortified tribal village, located in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Ait Ben Haddou & Kasbah Telouet

Day Trip

Embark on a journey to discover the history and culture of Morocco with a day trip to Ait Ben Haddou and Kasbah Telouet. This stunning adventure takes you along the ancient caravan route through the High Atlas Mountains to explore the Kasbah of Telouet. The historic fortress and palace complex offer a glimpse into Morocco’s past with its ornate Berber architecture and rich history. Once home to the powerful Glaoui family, the Kasbah Glaoui of Telouet is a popular tourist destination thanks to its impressive interiors and mountainous backdrop. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou is next on the list, with a chance to explore the famous red adobe mud Berber town on the banks of the river. Discover a world of Moroccan history and culture on this unforgettable day trip.


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