Meknes – 17th century Spanish-Moorish city

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An Introduction To Meknes

The ancient imperial city of Meknes is otherwise known as the Versailles of Morocco. This is a city of fortified walls and gates created by the tyrannical Moulay Ismail, steeped in folklore and culture.

 

Meknes is historically important and contains some wonderfully grand Moorish architecture and on its doorstep sits the most important archaeological site in Morocco – the city of Volubilis.

 

The fifth largest city in Morocco, Meknes has a dynamic economy thriving on olives, wine and mint tea. With its beautiful gates, ramparts, mosques and palaces, the city has charm and style and is surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Meknes – modest and enchanting