Meknes

In the northwest of Morocco, 150 kilometers from the capital Rabat, located near the city of Meknes - UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.

The first mention of the town belongs to the year 788. However, it was founded in the 9th century as the city of the Almohad and over 7 centuries remained in the shadows. It was not until as long as one of the most powerful sultans of the XVII century the city did not choose his residence. Since then, the city was inscribed become the capital of the empire and cited Meknes.

Meknes, like most cities in Morocco, divided into old and new part. To ensure the safety of the city from the raids of militant Berber, the old part was surrounded by a wall, a length of almost 10 kilometers, to the entrance gate of Bab Mansour, who are the most beautiful in Morocco. The double gates are designed so brilliantly that even breaking through the first gate, the attackers will not be able to destroy the latter because of the limited space.

The climate is Mediterranean in Meknes, the average annual temperature is 25.4 C.

Currently, Meknes is an important economic center with a lot of attractions and small handicraft shops.

Фотографии Meknes