It’s not a mirage—there is indeed a medieval castle and a Buddhist temple in the middle of the desert in Ouarzazate, Morocco. These structures are among the massive sets at Atlas Studios. TV shows like “Game of Thrones” and “Prison Break” and films such as “Gladiator” and the live-action “Aladdin” have shot some of their most epic scenes on this property. If you’re up for an excursion, tourists are invited to walk among the sets when they aren’t in use.
[Music] what do Game of Thrones and gladiator have in common both were filmed in this Moroccan desert [Applause] [Music] it's no secret some of our favorite films and TV shows aren't exactly filmed on the location we'd expect but Alice Studios in Morocco might have some of the most diverse variety of locations within its studio walls in just steps you can go from feeling like you're in ancient Egypt to a medieval castle to a Buddhist temple the area has always been a popular choice for Hollywood starting with Lawrence of Arabia in 1962 since then it's been used for films such as the live-action Aladdin The Mummy and gladiator and TV shows such as Game of Thrones Atlantis and Prison Break the studio is one of the largest in the world at over 300 thousand square feet and its popularity stems from it's reliable climate that can mimic a variety of countries tourists are welcome to visit the site but it will be an adventure of your own making as Alice studio is still used as an active film set however you can schedule a guided tour to hear all about the set secrets