Meknes, one of the four imperial cities in Morocco, is located between Rabat and Fes. It was the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail (1672-1727), before the capital was relocated to Rabat. Meknes is named after a Berber tribe which was known as Miknasa in the medieval Arabic sources. Meknes has been called the Versailles of Morocco, but the royal palace was never completed according the original plans. Today the city is the centre of a productive area, producing olives, wine, cereal crops and citrus.

Imperial city and el-Hedim square photo gallery  - 19 pictures of Imperial city and el-Hedim square
Medina photo gallery  - 21 pictures of Medina
19 photos of the El-Hedim square which lies between the medina and the Imperial City and of the Imperial City
21 photos of the charming medina of Meknes, with its souks, mosques and medersas
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