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.
01 City walls
02 City walls
03 City walls 04 el Hedim square 05 el Hedim square
06 City walls 07 el Hedim square
08 Fountains decorated with Islamic pattern mosaics 09 Pavilion with green roof 10 Zellige geometric mosaic tilework 11 Bab el Khemis city gate 12 Bab el Mansour gate
13 Wall decoration in Islamic pattern 14 Gate to Imperial city 15 Decorated brown door and yellow wall 16 Decorated brown door and yellow wall 17 Horse carts 18 Decorative gate with Islamic patterns and characters
19 Decorative gate with Islamic patterns and characters 01 Narrow alley 02 Corridor in building 03 Fountain and window with Islamic wall decorations 04 Butcher shop in souk 05 Mosque inner court with worshippers and fountain
06 Corridor in Medersa Bou Inania 07 Medersa Bou Inania 08 Stucco decorations in Medersa Bou Inania 09 Stucco decorations in Medersa Bou Inania 10 Windows and Islamic style wall decorations in Medersa Bou Inania 11 Inner court in Medersa Bou Inania
12 Green minaret 13 Skyline and minaret 14 Children playing in the souk 15 Children playing in the souk 16 Children playing in the souk 17 Door with Islamic style decorations
18 Wooden roof with Islamic style carvings 19 Children playing in the souk 20 Woman wearing hijab walking in narrow alley 21 Arched doors to mosque inner court
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