Aït-Ben-Haddou is a fortified city considered a world heritage site by UNESCO, formed by several Kasbahs, located on top of a hill. The town is surrounded by the river Ounila and it is necessary to cross a bridge to reach the village. Aït-Ben-Haddou has been the setting of several films and series such as Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, The Bible, Cleopatra, The Mummy, Gladiator, Alexander, and Game of Thrones.
For those who enjoy soap operas, it is worth remembering that “The Clone”, produced between 2001 and 2002 by Rede Globo, also had scenes recorded in Aït-Ben-Haddou, as well as in the Marrakech market, in the cistern of the Portuguese city of El Jadida and in the old medina of Fes.
All these attractions are now world heritage sites in Morocco and deserve a visit! It is not necessary to pay entrance fees to visit the Kasbah of Aït-Ben-Haddou since it is the village itself. Basically, you will climb the whole village through an alley and reach the top, from where you will have a 360-degree view of the region. Along the way, you will see the clay houses, shops, and several artisans.