Dating back to the 11th Century, the old city of Meknes was once the capital of imperial Morocco. The Sultan at the time developed the city, building high walls and huge doors to protect it, and creating elaborate and ornate Moorish-Spanish-style buildings.
The city’s historic blend of European and Islamic design can be seen in its many monuments. The mosaic tiled Bab Mansour Leleuj, as well as the Bab Mansour Leleuj, are stunningly beautiful. The mausoleum to Sultan Moulay Ismaïl – who made Meknes his capital – is a regal display of power, with fountains and decorative gardens.
The Medina of Meknes and the remains of the royal palace have earned it an undisputable place on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
On El Hedime square, Bab Mansour, one of the masterpieces of Hispano-Moorish art, is the gateway to the medina. Don’t miss visiting the royal stables and granaries of Sultan Moulay Ismail.
In the North of Meknes, stands the largest Roman archaeological site in Morocco, which is Volubilis. Triumphal arch, capitol, house of Bacchus, everything bears witness to the splendor of the city and to its economic and political weight.
Being an imperial and eternal city, Meknes offers you the experience of a timeless stay full of heritage discovery.