Meknès

Meknes

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Meknes
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Moulay Ismaïl turned Meknes into an imperial city in the 17C and it owes its most beautiful buildings to him - on the same scale as the sultan's overweening ambitions. The imperial city, with its superb vestiges, stretches south from the medina, animated by tireless activity in the craftsmen's souks. The new town, separated from the historic section by the Boufekrane River, was built by the French in the early 20C. Meknes is a gem on the east-west axis stretching between Fes and Rabat, and is also just thirty kilometres from the Roman site of Volubilis.

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Michelin's recommendations for Meknes

Moulay Ismail's Tomb Moulay Ismail's Tomb
Moulay Ismail's Tomb
Meknès
0:30
Imperial City of Meknes Imperial City of Meknes
Imperial City of Meknes
Meknès
1:30
Medersa Bou Inania, Meknes Medersa Bou Inania, Meknes
Medersa Bou Inania, Meknes
Meknès
Mansour Gate Mansour Gate
Mansour Gate
Meknès
1:30
Dar Jamai
Dar Jamai
Meknès
1:30
Souks in Meknès medina
Souks in Meknès medina
Meknès
1:00