Ksar Aït Ben Haddou
The ksar Aït Ben Haddou, a community village, is the jewel of earthen architecture in the Southeast. An impressive masterpiece in harmony with its natural and cultural environment. Built on the side of a hill in the Ounila Valley, this complex of ocher and pink earth stands out with its ramparts and defensive walls reinforced with beautifully decorated towers.
The Ksar Aït Ben Haddou dates back to the 17th century. He played a big role in the Saharan trade. It was an important trading post on the trade route that linked Sudan to Marrakech via the Draa Valley and the Tizi-n’Telouet.
Aït Ben Haddou is always populated. Most of the houses are now art galleries or artisanal shops. The Center for Conservation, Restoration and Rehabilitation of Ksours and Kasbahs in Atlassic and Subatlassic Areas (CERKAS) is making great efforts to rehabilitate the Ksar.
Discover Hafida, a self taught painter besed in the Ksar.