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Telouet Kasbah, sometimes also called the Glaoui Palace, is a kasbah built between the 18th and 19th centuries.
Located in the small Berber village of Télouet, in the rural commune of Télouet, in the High Atlas Mountains, in Morocco, its most famous occupant is undoubtedly Thami El Glaoui.
The passage of the merchant caravans, which linked the desert to the big cities on the other side of the Atlas, and the proximity of the salt mines made the wealth of the pashas who lived in Télouet.
The current kasbah was built in 1860 by the Glaoua, next to an old kasbah whose remains are still visible today. It was subsequently considerably enlarged during the first half of the 20th century by Thami El Glaoui. Legend has it that 300 workers worked for three years to decorate the ceilings and walls. These are sometimes made of finely chiseled stucco, sometimes zelliges (traditional Ceramic) for the walls, and painted cedar for the shelter. The roofs are made of ceramic tiles painted green.
A result is an immense group of buildings, the interior decoration of which shows significant richness.
The support given by Thami El Glaoui to the French, often called the Glaoui during the French occupation of Morocco, earned him the reciprocal support of the French colonial authorities. At the height of his power, the Glaoui had considerable power, making him one of the main personalities of the country.
But this commitment turned against him during the increasingly growing ascent to the independence of Morocco. He sinks into oblivion and dies in Marrakech in 1953. The funeral procession is then chaired by Crown Prince Moulay Hassan ben Mohammed, future sovereign of Morocco as Hassan II. The kasbah has been almost abandoned since then, mainly due to such political commitment.
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After breakfast, Your driver will be there waiting for you at the meeting point, to start the journey In order to enjoy the day trip from the beginning,
After arriving at Ait Ben Haddou, a local guide will take a walk to visit the famous place in the area of Aït Benhaddou, which is an Ighrem (fortified village), along the former caravan route between the former region of Sudan and Marrakesh in present-day Morocco.
Most citizens attracted by the tourist trade live in more modern dwellings in a village on the other side of the river, although there are four families still living in the ancient village. Inside the walls of the ksar are half a dozen merchant’s houses and other individual dwellings which is a great example of Moroccan earthen clay architecture. Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou also serves as the perfect movie set for famous movies such as
After visiting Ait Ben Haddou we will hit the road to Telouat, via the caravan road, passing through a mine of salt which used in the past by Subsaharan and local people of the region, then continue our trip by visiting Telouet, which is a Kasbah along the former road of the caravans from the former region of Sudan over the High Atlas Mountains to the present day Marrakesh.
It lies at an elevation of 1,800 meters (5,900 ft) and was the seat of the former warlord of the El Glaoui Family. The Kasbah might appear ruined from the outside but it is still lavishly decorated from the inside.
After a fantastic day trip to Ait ben Haddou and Telouat, You will take the road back to Ouarzazate, drop off your accommodation, and end of service.