Where the roads between the Drâa, Dadés and Ziz valleys cross, Ourzazate offers its visitors two magnificent kasbahs. Taourirt, the former residence of the Glaoui, is a hauntingly beautiful site. Tifiltout, the second Kasbah, is 30 kilometers from the town. This castle displays a series of towers rising out of a mass of closely packed houses, thrusting their turrets into the blue sky and competing to be first in line to receive the sun. Ouarzazate is a magical city, with its desert castles framed by beautifully flowering almond trees.
The point of departure for the road to the oases, Ouarzazate is also the destination for a wealth of produce and craftwork. Every Sunday, in the souk, one can find an abundance of henna, roses, cumin and distilled wormwood along with Berber pottery, carved stone objects, blankets and the blue and golden yellow motifs of the famous Ouzguita carpets.
170 km away is Zagora another wonderful place to visit.