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Full-Day Private Tour to Meknes and Volubilis from Fez
"Pick up at your Fez hotel at 8am and depart on a private trip to the Roman ruins of Volubilis where you have free time to visit. Founded in the third century B.C. the city of Volubilis capital of Mauritania Tingitana was an important military outpost of the Roman Empire in which many monuments of great beauty were erected. The archaeological site located in a fertile agricultural region preserves important vestiges of many of them. (1€ entrance not included)After your visit you will continue your cultural day to the Imperial city of Meknes
From EUR95.00
 
Meknès and Roman Ruins of Volubilis Day Trip from Fez
"You will be picked up in your Riad or Hotel in Fez after breakfast and start your drive of about 1.5 h to Volubilis. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the largest of its kind in North Africa and very well preserved. It lies in a strategic position about when the wild flowers are in full bloom among the old stones. The roman city is over 2'000 years old and was destroyed at least at a big earthquake 1755. You can explore this fascinating site by your own or with a local guide. There is also a new you will drive to Meknes where you will enjoy your lunch before the city tour starts. Meknes once capital of Morocco is a historic city full of life. The souks are spacious and ideal to explore. See the beautiful gate of Bab el-Mansour at the Place el Hedim maybe the most beautiful of all the gates of the imperial cities. You will visit the mausoleum of Mulay Ismail and his corn attics and stables named Heri es-Souani which once accomodated up to 12'000 horses.After this day full of highlights you will be dropped of in your Hotel or Riad in Fez late afternoon."
From EUR160.00
 
Fez Medina 4-Hour Guided Walking Tour
"Your guide will meet you in your Hotel/accommodation and begin your guided tour of the medina.Explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit mounds of spices intricately woven Berber carpets and many other classic art of objects of Morocco. See the Mosques including the Quaraouiyine Mosque founded in 859 by Fatima el Fihri and the Andalusian Mosque dating back to 860. Entry is not permitted to non-Muslims. See the fountains including the Nejjarine Fountain the Medersas (Koranic schools) founded as early as the 13th century. The Batha Palace is now a museum of arts and Moroccan traditions. Next the Chouwara tanneries
From $32.00

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Old Walled Medina

I spent a long time discovering the narrow streets and taking pictures everywhere. I liked inside, but it was not so stunning like Fes. I got lost in one occasion and had to ask for the way out to the...
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Old Town

Start at the magnificent Bab Mansour Lâlej and the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail (under renovation, April 2016), you go then to see the Dar Jamai Museum, a former palace, and continue to the Bab...
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City Walls

The historic city is still surrounded by its large walls, with several doors, each one with its typical architecture and decoration. Traffic flows outside the walls, escaping from the narrow streets...
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Mar 18, 2016

Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail.

Except for the new mosque in Casablanca, the Hassan II Mosque - which can be visited on guided tours - there is only one mosque in the whole of Morocco that can be visited by non-muslims - the mosque...
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Askla
Nov 27, 2015

Bab el-Mansour, greatest gate in Morocco.

Bab el-Mansour, the Victory Gate, (mansour means victory or winner in Arabic) is considered the most beautiful and impressing of all gates there are in Morocco. It was completed and taken into use in...
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Askla
Nov 27, 2015

Place el Hedim.

Far from being as well known as the large square Djemaa el-Fna in Marrakech, the square in Meknès, Place el Hedim, is an impressing open area with lots of activities going on at the same time. Lots of...
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Nov 27, 2015
 
 
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City wall.

The city walls built to the command of Moulay Ismail, are about 40 km all in all. They encompasses the old town core as well as the royal palace area. There are quite a lot of gates leading through...
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Nov 27, 2015

Moulay Ismail's stable and granaries.

Apart from being known as one of the most bloodthirsty and cruel leaders in history, Moulay Ismail is also known to have been a great admirer of everything French. He had close connections to Louis...
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Nov 27, 2015

Moulay Ismail Mausoleum

One the most beautiful places in Meknes is this tomb, where the king that built the town and turned it into a imperial city was buried. Until Lisbon's earthquake that seriously damaged the city,...
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solopes
Mar 12, 2015

Bou Inania Medersa

Bou Inania Medersa was built around 1340-1350.It is a modest an functional building with a single courtyard opening to a narrow prayer hall and surrounded by the student cells on each floor, with...
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EviP
Aug 17, 2013

Cara - subterranean prison

Meknes was the imperial capital of Moulay Ismail. He built a large prison under the old city for Christian sailors captured at sea. In the Koubt Essoufara (Ambassador's Pavilion) Moulay Ismail would...
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Aug 25, 2011

Tomb of Moulay Ismail

Moulay Ismail or Sultan Ismail Ibn Sharif was the second ruler of the Alaouite dynasty. He, like his predecesors, claimed to be a descendant of Muhammad and therefore earns the title 'Moulay'. He...
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al2401
Aug 25, 2011

Art Deco and other things in the Ville Nouvelle

Don't ignore the Ville Nouvelle, the new city originally planned by the French, as it contains some great Art deco buildings if you're willing to look for them. Some of the hotels are very attractive,...
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maykal
Jun 23, 2011

Agdal Basin

Next to the Heri es Souani is a large reservoir, the Agdal Basin, now a pleasant park with benches under trees, sculptures and a fountain in the middle. I don't know if this is another royal relic or...
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Jun 23, 2011

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Avenue des F.A.R, Meknes, 50000, Morocco
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38 Rue Emir Abdelkader, Meknes, 50000, Morocco
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