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- Telouet Kasbah
- Alt Name:
- Late Modern (1800AD-1945AD)
- Northern Africa
- 1800AD - 1899AD
- El Badi Palace,
about Telouet Kasbah
Telouet Kasbah in Morocco is the former seat of the powerful El Glaoui family, who effectively ruled much of the surrounding area in the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The remains of this fortress, which lies on the old caravan route over the Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh, can still be visited today. Although the complex is beginning to show signs of disrepair there is still much to see and many of the more ornate decorations are still intact to view.
A trip to Telouet Kasbah is not necessarily a journey for the faint-hearted - but in a way the journey is the adventure and, as you drive from Marrakesh and wind through spectacular gorges and mountains, you can’t fail to be inspired.
There are restaurants at the site, many of whom will offer trips to the Kasbah, and two small hotels nearby offer an option for those wishing to stay in the local area.
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Address: Telouet Kasbah, Telouet, Morocco
By car from Marrakech take the N9 towards Ouarzazate and turn off at the 6082. Telouet Kasbah is just past Sidi Daoud along this road. Telouet Kasbah can be reached by bus from Marrakech which departs daily from Bab Rhemat.
Donations encouraged 5-10Dh
Right in the centre of Telouet - friendly Mohammed and his staff - will wait on you and feed you in keeping with the cultural experience that you are after at very reasonable price. Good local menu and good place to try Berber omelette so if you are in a hurry to keep seeing the sights such as the Glaoui palace and valley scenes up further you can enjoy a good meal without having to wait too long.
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