Did you know the Atlas Film Studios in Morocco is the world’s largest movie studio?
Also known as Cinema Studio Atlas or Atlas Corporation Studios, the Atlas Film Studios was officially ‘built’ in 1983 by Mohamed Belghmi, a Moroccan entrepreneur who recognised the need for a permanent film facility in the region.
And at 31,000 square metres (322,000sq ft), it holds the accolade of being the world’s biggest film set in terms of land mass.
Located on the edge of the Sahara desert in the city of Ouarzazate in Morocco, it is named after the vast mountain range that surrounds it and is the center of Morocco’s film industry and more than 200 major films and television shows have filmed there.
This includes”Gladiator,” “Ben Hur,” “Kingdom of Heaven,” “The Mummy,” “The Passion of the Christ,” the 5th seasons of Prison Break and Vikings, The Amazing Race season 10, The living Daylights, Lawrence of Arabia and, most recently, “the 3rd season of Game of Thrones”, and the 2019 live remake of “Aladdin”.