The Kasbah Telouet is in the small old town of Telouet in the Atlas Mountains. The Kasbah, according to our guide, was apparently the seat of the “Lord of the South” until towards the mid 1900’s. I don’t remember all of the details he provided us, but essentially, the family lost its leadership of southern Morocco and the Kasbah quickly went down hill.
Since this site is so remote, when we arrived we were the only ones there. Eventually, we were joined by a couple, but otherwise we saw no one else. Of course, that is aside from the locals sitting around aside, drinking what I assume was that famous Moroccan tea.
Inside, however, is a completely different story. Some of the interior rooms where the family lived were gorgeous! Exactly the type of architecture, design, and details you would expect in a Moroccan palace. So incredible to see in person.
Once we were done browsing, we paid a little boy to use the restrooms outside the Kasbah, which didn’t even have a working flush. Oh, and bring toilet paper along when traveling in Morocco, it’s not always going to be there…