Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 1987
Size of heritage: 3.03 ha
- Buffer zone: 16 ha

Coordinates:
Longitude: -6,871°
Latitude: 31,047°

About

The ksar, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. The houses crowd together within the defensive walls, which are reinforced by corner towers. Ait-Ben-Haddou, in Ouarzazate province, is a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco.


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