Ouarzazate Travel Guide

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    Ouarzazate traditional street
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  • Ouarzazate river from Taourirt Ksar
    Ouarzazate river from Taourirt Ksar
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  • Cinema Museum in Ouarzazate
    Cinema Museum in Ouarzazate
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Ouarzazate Highlights

  • Pro
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    angiebabe says…

     interesting town with a buzzy sort of atmosphere but laid back, good patisserie and services available for the tourist traveller, 

  • Con
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    suvanki says…

     Can feel a bit like a 'Frontier Town' 

  • In a nutshell
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    amsterdam_vallon says…

     Kasbah Country and the Door of the Desert! 

Ouarzazate Things to Do

  • Museum of the Liberation Army in...

    This museum features several historical objects belonging to the Ouarzazate’s Liberation Army. A journey into Ouarzazate’s historical moments and testimonials, photos and real documents of important times in Morocco’s history.

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  • Cinema Museum in Ouarzazate

    Ouarzazate Cinema Museum is a small yet interesting museum located in front of Kasbah de Taourirt features a couple of film sets and objects used in movies such Asterix and Obelix.

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  • Kasbah Taourirt Museum in Ouarzazate

    Kasbah Taourirt Museum is a spectacular building that gives you the opportunity to visit inside a real ancient casbah showing the best of south Moroccan casbah architecture right in the heart of Ouarzazate. the entrance costs 20 dirhams per person and you can hire a guide to walk with you and explain things. Don't pay more than 50 dirhams for the...

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  • Taourirt District in Ouarzazate

    The most well preserver ksar inside the modern city of Ouarzazate, this great example of ancient mud brick made houses in perfect for a walk and explore.Because is a local attraction for many years now, you'll find many shops and guides trying to take you on a visit.You shouldn't pay more than 50 dirhams for a guide. Usually guides take you into...

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  • Atlas Cinema Studios in Ouarzazate

    Amazing place to explore famous movie sets from many blockbuster succes films. These huge studios take you into another world where you are able to walk inside several giant film sets of well known movies such as Kundun, Gladiator, Mary Magdalene, etc. If you have to chose between CLA studios and Atlas Studios, this is the one to visit.

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  • CLA Cinema Studios in Ouarzazate

    You can visit the covered studios where you can enjoy several objects used in films such as Kingdom of Heaven and much more. Here you have some studio sets but the most important are the outside sets in the desert plateau.Prestigious successful movies have been shot in Morocco: Lawrence of Arabia, Tea in Sahara, Black Hawk Down, Kundum, Gladiator,...

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Ouarzazate Restaurants

  • the amazing restaurant in ouarzazate

    le restaurant manar du sud was the best resaurant during my trip to the sought of Morocco.it is a small yet awsome place that one shouldn't miss in ouarzazat. the food is unbelievably delicious tagines.., pastillas, skewers .... with affordable prices.the restaurant manar is very closed to the kasbah of tawrirt.

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  • Elegant low-cost restaurant

    Just after the Kashba on the other side of Rue Mohamad, is an elegant, but economical restaurant, well appointed, where Ayzoul Hassan, a lanky, handsome berber, will do his best to serve you a pizza or Moroccan meal delicately - albeit like most other restaurants in thaty region without wine. The pizza Napolitane was better that one we got int the...

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  • best Patisserie in town!

    A frequent stopping place in Ouarzazate we often stopped here for a sit down with noss noss coffee (not so milky and a bit more coffee kick!) and fresh orange juice and a pattisserie - as are some of the delicious delights of Morocco!Often stopped here to grab another stash of patisserie mixes - ie select from the wide range of little biscuits and...

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  • Rooftop restaurant for a fresh breeze

    Restaurant Massinissa is in the centre of Ouarzazate. It looks good and has a pleasant rooftop terrace. You can overlook the whole center of Ouarzazate including the pedestrian zone. If you are lucky you can catch a fresh breeze on the rooftop while having dinner.The menu is not very special, it has local dishes like brochettes, tajines and...

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  • One of the best cuisine and view in...

    I spent a week on Ouarzazate and have tested most of the top restaurants. My favorite is Douyria, at the border of the Casbah, you can see it from the main street.The view from Douyria is absoluetly amazing, you can see both the Atlas mountains and the Casbah. Be carreful, ask for the terrasse. It is owned by a French girl. The cuisine is...

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  • Best restaurant in Ouarzazate

    I'v tested several restaurants in Ouarzazate an Marocco. My favorite is Douyria. The best cuisine that I have found in marocco. I enjoyed the beautifull view from the terrasse of Douyria, from the Atlas mountains to the Casbah Taourirt!I ate couscous, excellent, and Milk brics, and many salads the next day.I hope that you will enjoy it too. Milk...

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Ouarzazate Nightlife

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    by Luchonda Updated May 27, 2006

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    Quarzazate (pronounced WAR-ZA-ZATE) is the crossroad from north to south - west to east.
    Before leaving the country - we had a evening diner with some friends - in a private atmosphere.

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Ouarzazate Transportation

  • Petit taxis in Ouarzazate

    The best way to cross Ouarzazate is by taxi. Because the city is spread, you'll end up having many destinations far 3 or 4 km from eachother.Taxis cost 4 dirhams inside the city, 5 dirhams taking you to the souk and around 20 dirhams to take you to CLA studios and Atlas Studios 30 dirhams.Don't confuse petit taxi (small taxis) with grand taxis (big...

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  • Sam Tour Rent a Car and 4x4

    Ive rented from here several - better quality and price of course when the big boss of my family connections has got involved - such as is Morocco style dealings but anyway they are a rental firm in Ouarzazate and if you need one then this mob is probably one of the better ones - haggle a bit and at least make some attempt to show that youre not...

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  • Rent a Car Ouarzazate

    Renting a car in Ouarzazate is not hard, many agencies offer this service and you can actually get pretty good deals to rent a car in Ouarzazate. You can get a city car Dacia Logan starting 35 Euros per day A/C, and a 4x4 Land Cruiser starting 120 Euros per day depending on the amount of days of your rental period.

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Ouarzazate Shopping

  • If you are looking for a beer or so....

    Generally you can't find a lot of supermarkets in Morocco. The most common thing is that there are a lot of tiny shops which sell a bit of everything.Especially alcohol is hard to buy, as Morocco is a muslim land. This supermarket has a big range of western styled goods and foods. Even a can of Heineken beer is available. But before you go wild in...

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  • very beautiful rugs

    This artisan completx is located opposite the casbah de taourirt and it is spread aver two large buildings, which sell a bit of everything that the region has to offer. Salespeople here are very much less aggressivethan in the casbah - and their products are of better quality. The prices are somewhat higher. Plenty of nice jewels to choose from,...

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  • Carpets

    These carpets are an elaborate conjugation of the traditional Berber geometrical patterns. Weaving holds a considerable place in Morocco. Not a village which does not have its loom, not a bazaar downtown which does not propose a stock of covers, fabrics or carpet to you. Don't forget to BARGAIN!!!

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Ouarzazate Local Customs

  • Say Aash Al-Malik!!! Long live the...

    Most Moroccans are very proud of their new King Mohamed 6. This king put Moroccon on the right path of democracy, human rights, economic development. During the Arab spring, the only revolution seen in Morocco was an extraordinary Economic revolution, creating more jobs and improving peoples living conditions. Long live the king!! in Arabic you...

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  • Drink orange juice on the Sunday Market

    On sundays and during the orange season do like locals do and enjoy a tasty and freshly squeezed orange juice in the Sunday souk (market). 5 dirhams for a big glass.

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  • Some Useful words

    This might be of use during Your Trip English-/ French- / Arabic- Yes/Oui/Yeh ( Hay) No/Non/ La Thank You/ Merci /Choukrane Very Much/ Beaucoup/ Bzef (Bzeff) Please /S'il vous Plait /Minfadlik (Min Fadlik) Good Day/ Bonjour/ Sbah El Khir (Sba 'Lkir) Good Night/ Bonsor/ Massa El Khir (Massa 'Lkir) Goodbye/ Au Revoir/ Bessalama (Besslama) Water/ Eau...

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Ouarzazate Warnings and Dangers

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    Nous correspondons ave M aberchih mohamed au bien TELE: +21264591307 et mail: maberchih@hoalmail.com maberchih@yahoo.fr au Maroc à 20 kilomètres de Ouarzazate.

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  • Beware of pushy traders.

    I only stayed in Ouarzazate for about an hour to recoup from my car journey from Marrakech. I visited two different traders, the second was very pushy. At first they pretend to be very friendly, even serve you mint tea and are patient while you browse. But many will not take no for an answer. He even made me make a second purchase because he...

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Ouarzazate Tourist Traps

  • by export1 Written Apr 5, 2013

    Je porte à Votre attention que dans la ville de Ouarzazate, dans les magasins proprété
    de Monsieur AMIRI MIMOUNE:

    LE CADEAU BERBERE à la sortie de Ouarzazate sur la route de Marrakech
    LA MAISON SAHARIENNE à la sortie de Ouarzazate sur la route de Zagora
    LOCATION DE VOITURES en face de l'Hotel Berbère Palace à Ouarzazate

    utilisent les cartes crédits des Touristes pour faire des ESCROQUERIES au dommage des TOURISTES.

    Je porte à Votre attention que Monsieur AMIRI MIMOUNE est parlamentaire, membre de la Commission des Secteurs productifs de la Chambre des Répresentants du Royame du Maroc,
    pour la Règione SOUSS-MASSA-DRAA.

    Ca c'est une vrai HONTE, que quelque chose comme ça c' est fait par quelq'un ( MIMOUNE AMIRI ) qui douvrait répresenter avec honneur le ROYAUME DU MAROC et qui au contraire, fait du
    VOL au Touristes.
    CA C'EST UNE VRAI HONTE.
    Monsieur MIMOUNE AMIRI sure et certain il va à dire que c'est les vendeurs de tapis qui font ça, mais c'est pas vrai, parce que lui il est PARFAITEMENT AU COURANT de ce qui passe dans ses magasins, parce que il est le propriétaire et le propriétaire aussi du compte bancaire ou l'argent volé au Tourists va finir.

    Alors que ce lui le RESPONSABLE du VOL. Je peut Vous donner les épreuves écrites du VOL qu'ils m'ont écrit pour dénoncié ça.


    Bonsoir, mettez-Vous au courant Vos Clients que à Ouarzazate ils peuvent tomber victimes des certain magasins de tapis où ils font des escroqueries au préjudice des Touristes dans leur cartes crédits. Mettez-Vous un avis à la reception de éviter ces magasins-là.

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Ouarzazate Off The Beaten Path

  • Tifoultoute Kasbah in Ouarzazate

    This 18th century casbah located on the way to Zagora, features a powerful strategic location for such an ancient casbah.You can visit inside, drink some tea and learn more about the region history and culture. Don’t miss out the amazing view of the valley from the casbah top terrace.The view from the terrace is amazing. There are at least 3...

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  • M.I.A. clip of Bad Girls music in...

    Famous MIA singer had her famous music "Bad Girls" (the one with the cars spinning on the road) filmes here in Ouarzazate, just in the other side of the river on the way out of Tabounte. You can still see the mark of the car wheels on the asphalt.MIA official music clip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uYs0gJD-LE

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  • Pope Joan movie set in Ouarzazate

    There is an unknown and unvisited movie set in Ouarzazate. By this it is very interesting as it is lost in time. No one goes there but it is very beautiful. It is the set of the city of Jerusalem for the movie Pope Joan filmed back in 1999.This set is located after the Tifoultoute Kasbah. Heading to Tifoultoute you can already spot it up the...

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Ouarzazate Favorites

  • Weather

    It's very important to check the weather before you visit that part of Morocco, athough, if you go in summer, you can bet it will be very very hot.Check these sites:- http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/MOXX0023- http://weather.yahoo.com/forecast/MOXX0023.htmlHow to convert Farenheit into Celsius?Substract 32, multiply by 5...

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  • from france to hollywood

    Ouarzazate is not an old town... it was built by the French, for the legion etrangères - and then it was conquered by Hollywood. Obviously not because it is a pretty town. Nevertheless is not an ugly one either. What makes this town special is the amazing landscape that surrounds it: high snow-covered mountain, arid deserts and palm-filled oasis,...

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  • Ouarzazate Practicalities

    HOTELS AND ALTERNATIVESOuarzazate has plenty of hotels, covering all price ranges. And even better, this must be the one place in Morocco where booking ahead is completely unnecessary. There is an disproportionate number of top-end hotels here, but while these never are full, they seldom cut their prices.During the winter season, remember to ask...

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