Heri-es-Souani is the Moroccon or Arabian name of the horste stables which were built by the megalomane Moulay Ismail to stall his 12.000 horses.
There isn't very to much to see but the site is, because of it's largitude, impressive.
There are some 2.5 kms of walls surrounding the old part of Meknes Six entry gates have been built into the walls. The watch towers were part of the town’s military protection.
Bab el-Mansour was once the main entrance to Moulay Ismail's imperial city. The gate is well preserved with lavish zellij and inscriptions across the top.
This is one of the finest in Morocco.
It's more authentic than the one in Marrakech but there aren't that many tourists there.
Admire the olives
From the roof of the Medersa Bou Inania you have a good view on the green minaret of the mosque which non-moslims mqy not enter.
Green is the colour of the Islam
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