"Tolmisa" Qasr al Hajj Off The Beaten Path Tip by grets
Qasr al Hajj Off The Beaten Path: 4 reviews and 4 photos
Also known as Tormisa and Tarmeisa, this ancient and abandoned stone village is perched on a spectacular and narrow rocky outcrop overlooking the Sahel al-Jefara.
There was once a draw bridge guarding the entrance to the town over a narrow 'isthmus' in the rock. The town was effective sealed off between the hours of 18.00 and 06.00, when the drawbrudge was closed.
The town is surrounded on the remaining three sides by steep cliffs plunging deep to the plains below.
The town was abandoned as recently as the 1950s, although many of the structures date back to the 13th century.