Explore the Medina of Meknes

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Wonder around the enchanting alleys of the imperial city of Meknes

Meknes is one of the four Imperial cities of Morocco, located in northern central Morocco and close to Fes. Although it may be overshadowed by the most famous city of Fes, it is actually one of the most important cities of Morocco, with a rich history, culture and very interesting architecture.

As in most northern African arabic cities, the so called Medina is the historic centre of the city. Built inside strong fortifications, it is not as crowded or complex as the medina of Fes, however it is not less beautiful and it is definitely worth exploring. The mausoleum of Moulay Ismail (who made the city Morocco's hub at the end of the 17th century) is one of the city's main attractions, as well as the Museum of Moroccan Art and Bab Mansour (the largest and most stunning of the city's gates) are other Meknes sights not to be missed.

Be prepared to walk a lot around in order to explore the medina and plan at least a day to spend here in your trip.

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