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Ait Benhaddou

Ait Benhaddou

Ait Benhaddou is a fortified city or palace located on the trade caravan route between the desert and the city of Marrakesh in Morocco. The palace consists of a group of buildings made of compressed earth and mud surrounded by defensive walls, and it represents an architectural masterpiece and a historical witness to the life of the region. The history of the current palace dates back to the 17th century AD and it was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

Site Information

Country: Morocco

District: Drâa-Tafilalet

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 17th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Official Name: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

Date of Inscription: 1987

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