meknes is one of the four Imperial cities of 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.

meknes medina

UNESCO world heritage

mausoleum of moulay ismail

tombs, mosque

bab mansour gate

famous gate, gallery

el hedim square

historic place

madrasa bou inania

14th century

volubilis

UNESCO world heritage

moulay idriss zerhoun

holy town

dar jamai museum

moroccon crafts

kara prison

underground prison

royal stables

beautiful architecture