Meknes

Meknes the imperial


Meknes is one of the four Imperial cities, located in northern central Morocco. Founded in the 11th century by the Almoravids as a military settlement, Meknes became a capital under the reign of Sultan Moulay Ismaïl (1672–1727), the founder of the Alaouite dynasty. Sultan Moulay Ismaïl turned it into an impressive city in Spanish-Moorish style, surrounded by high walls with great doors, where the harmonious blending of the Islamic and European styles of the 17th century Maghreb are still evident today.

Located 75 m (120 km) inlands from Rabat, in the foothills of the ATLAS Mountains, the region of Meknes, by virtue of its altitude, its amount of sunshine and... Show more