Saturday 26 October 2013

Meknes, Town of History, Architecture, and Great Food!

Lately, more and more people understand the beauty of Meknes, Historical and architectural heritages Bab Mansour and the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail are the symbol of the town. Less people, less touristique and less expensive. And foods are amazing since this is the center of the agriculture in Morocco!

Bab Mansour is an old city gate, just in front of the medina in Meknes. Built by Moulay Ismail, the 17th century Sultan. "Mansour" is a name of the architect, who converted from a Christian Muslim. Zellige mosaic here is amazing!

If you get closer to the gate, you'll understand it is a piece of great artworks!

Right in the next to Bab Mansour, there's a beautiful fountain. If you walk in the Meknes city, you can find many beautiful fountains like this.

Now we're getting into the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. So far the only mausoleum open to non Muslims in Morocco.

Here you can find so many interesting examples of zellige mosaic. The mausoleum itself is already like  a museum!

This is another "Madrasa Bou Inania," the other one is in Fez, built by the same sultan, Abu Ian Faris. As beautiful as the one in Fez, and not like in Fez, much less tourists, you can feel like you are the only one in this historical treasure!

Don't forget to visit the covered market, right next to El Hidim Square. Vegetables, fruits, meat, all the best things in Morocco are here in this souk. Meknes is also famous with its wine products!

A shop in the medina, selling sawing threads. Moroccans know how to make things look beautiful!

Visit Meknes with us!
Meknes & Volubilis Day Trip

by Morocco Desert Palm Tours

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