Atlas Corporation Studios

Somehow I never expected my trip to Morocco to include a visit to the world’s largest movie studio.

Screen Shot 2015-06-06 at 2.38.58 pm

Screen Shot 2015-06-06 at 2.38.37 pm

Located in the Ouarzazate province not too far from the popular UNESCO heritage site of Ait Benhaddou, this desert site of Atlas Corporation Studios has been the location for many well known films some of which include Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy and Babel.

Screen Shot 2015-06-06 at 2.38.46 pm

Screen Shot 2015-06-06 at 2.39.13 pm

I’ve done studio tours before in LA and let me assure you the experience you receive here is nothing compared to the likes of Warner Bros or Universal.

Screen Shot 2015-06-06 at 2.37.41 pm

There’s men constructing sets 2 meters away from where you’re walking and they wave a friendly hello as you pass by.

Screen Shot 2015-06-06 at 2.38.08 pm

And I certainly don’t recall being able to walk up close to and touch as many sets in the USA compared to here, although a good deal at Atlas do appear to be in quite a dilapitated state or haven’t been used in a while.

Screen Shot 2015-06-06 at 2.37.56 pm

Our guide was a friendly young guy who spoke English really well and was extremely patient when besides my friends and I, we were paired with a rather obnoxious family who felt the need to take about 1,298,204 pictures at every stop we made.

Screen Shot 2015-06-06 at 2.37.49 pm

The walking tour probably took about an hour or so all together, since the majority of this place is flat sand.

Screen Shot 2015-06-06 at 2.38.22 pm

I would recommend a visit here only if you’re in the area – it’s not worth going out of your way for but I did enjoy it all the same!

Screen Shot 2015-06-06 at 3.06.57 pm


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s