Travels | Eco Friendly and the Gate to the Atlas mountains: Kasbah Ba Bourika
The Kasbah Bab Ourika stands on an exceptionally beautiful landscape in the Atlas Mountains, only 35 minutes from Marrakech’s International Airport. On its hilltop, at the apex of the Ourika valley, it looks down to the river, green fields and groves of olives, oranges and lemons, and up to the dazzling snowy mountain peaks. The Kasbah is one of the most eco-friendly buildings in Morocco. Constructed principally from Pise (rammed earth), the traditional Berber building technique, it blends easily with rock and earth around it. With 360 degree panoramic views, Kasbah Bab Ourika receives warm sunlight all day, ending in spectacular sunsets.