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Proche Telouet, Telouet 45252, Morocco
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My favorite kasbah of the ones I visited in Morocco. Ramon gave me a private tour and his knowledge and the craftsmanship of the interior made for a wonderful visit.It has a interesting history and It definitely is worth a detour.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lisaannkinnear
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Entering the crumbling exterior, the towers of which are now home to stork nests, you climb some stairs thinking this is a ruin inside too, only to come upon a dazzling interior of tiles, mosaics, and intricately carved surfaces. The patina of age only adds...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rick E
Reviewed 19 September 2018

My fave kasbah in Morocco because it was so surprising. It looks like ruins of a kasbah on the outside, but you can go in and there's beautiful tile. It's a trek to see it, but worth it. We combined seeing this with Ait Ben...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank WanderLSP
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Despite of not being on the main road from Marrakech to Ouarzazate, visiting this kasbah totally worth the detour, the bumpy road undergoing repairs and all the other efforts. Definitely one of the nicest kasbahs we visited in Morocco.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 15matjan
Reviewed 21 June 2018

The used to be a magnificent palace but the lack of investment is a serious threat. Go there before it is too late. Unesco seems involved but not much happens there.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jean-Claude A
Reviewed 28 May 2018

The Kasbah looks completely rundown from the outside. You may wonder "why bother"? Once inside you'll be surprised. Much of it is still rundown and/or has been vandalized, but there remain some rooms that are jaw-dropping when you walk in. Beautifully decorated and maintained. I...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank GVancouver
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Wandering the halls and suites of this fascinating glimpse into the recent past of Morocco's history you gain a compelling and thought-provoking insight into what this area must have been like under the rule of the Glaoui clan. An amazing and slightly eerie experience.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank shaggyd0g1
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

A beautiful and magical kasbah that you should not miss! Even though the kasbah is partly in ruins today it is still fascinating and enchanting. This place was one of the best sights of our Morocco trip. This is indeed wonderful historical site that is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TaliSLO
Reviewed 11 May 2018

This was once a glorious palace and most of it is in ruins or deteriorated. Still it is a good stop amidst Marrakesh and Ouarzazate f you take the byway to Telouet. That way is also nice, but this Kasbah is worth the stop. There...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ortwin
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

This kasbah is in a very picturesque setting and well worth a visit. Although it has not been maintained, the ornately designed reception rooms are well-preserved and impressive. It costs 20 dh per person to visit. A colorfully turbaned guy named Mohammed is often around...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Nancy Z
22 April 2017|
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Response from Joop V | Reviewed this property |
Hi Nanbug, It will take you at least 3 hours, because you have to go through the mountains. But I would advise you to go first straight to Ait Ben Haddou (3,50 hours) enjoy the Ksar and stay overnight there. Then next day... More
Mauro S
29 April 2016|
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Response from OldeDad | Reviewed this property |
We spent about an hour in Kasbah pasha el Glaoui. Due to lack of funds, the majority of the place must be closed for safety reasons. Still, the rooms that are available are quite stunning. What will take time is the... More