Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

The ksar, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. The houses crowd together within the defensive walls, which are reinforced by corner towers. Ait-Ben-Haddou, in Ouarzazate province, is a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco.


of the Udayas

The of the Udayas is a in Rabat, Morocco, located at the mouth of the Bou Regreg river opposite Salé. It was built during the reign of the Almohads (AD 1121-1269). When the Almohads had captured Rabat and destroyed the of the Almoravids in the town, they began reconstructing it in AH 544 / AD 1150. They added a palace and a mosque and named it al-Mahdiyya, after their ancestor al-Mahdi Ibn Tumart. After the death of Yaqub al-Mansur (AH 595 / AD 1199) the was deserted.

Glaoui of Telouet

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