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  • 1 Dar Jamai Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place El Hédime MA - Meknès

    This is a true haven of peace. A superb Andalusian flower garden adorns this palace, first the residence of the grand vizier Sidi Jamai (late 19C), then transformed into a military hospital, and finally into a Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts (1..

  • 2 Imperial City of Meknes Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place El Hédime MA - Meknès

    Moulay Ismaïl (1647-1727) was a builder sultan who left Meknes the legacy of his outstanding achievements. Enjoy Bab Berdaïne and Bab el Khémis, two superb gates pierced in the dozens of kilometres of walls erected at the time. The "wall of the ..

  • 3 Mansour Gate Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place El Hédime MA - Meknès

    Moulay Ismaïl crowned his works as a builder with this majestically proportioned construction begun shortly before his death and completed in around 1732 by his son, Moulay Abdallah. The gate, the largest in Meknes and one of the most famous in North..

  • 4 Bou Inania Medersa Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Rue Nejjarine MA - Meknès

    This medersa, fittingly built by the Marinids in the 14C, was completed by sultan Abou Inan, for whom it was named. While the courtyard is its finest flower, with its zellige tiles, finely worked stucco and sculpted ceiling, the prayer room ceiling i..

  • 5 Souks in the medina Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Nejjarine MA - Meknès

    The souks extend around the Great Mosque. Although manufactured goods sometimes occupy too much space here, the Meknes souks are still highly colourful due to the setting and the reigning atmosphere. Often covered with vine arbours or reeds, they are..

  • 6 Meknes Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts Interesting

    Museums and art

    Place El Hédime MA - Meknès

    The rooms in Jamai Palace are the setting for the Meknes Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts. The ensemble of ceramics, sculpted wood, rugs, jewels, everyday utensils and furniture gives an idea of the abundance of crafts made in Meknes. Admire the..

  • 7 Moulay Ismail's Tomb Interesting

    Religious buildings

    MA - Meknès

    This is one of the few sanctuaries in Morocco open to non-Muslims. The entrance to the mausoleum is through a finely worked gate decorated with tracery and topped by a green-tiled canopy. A series of open-air rooms and a courtyard for ablutions prece..

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