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Private Day Tour: Meknes and Volubilis from Fez
"Start your day with a pickup from your Fez accommodations at 9:00am. Then head out to explore the ancient imperial city of Meknes known as the ""Versailles of Morocco"". See historical sites such as the impressive ramparts monumental gates and the Mausoleum Moulay Ismail. At its peak of glory Meknes had over 50 palaces 20 doors
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Private Tour: Meknes and Volubilis Day Trip from Fez
"Following a morning pickup from your hotel or riad in Fez meet your private guide and hop aboard your air-conditioned vehicle for the 1-hour drive to Meknes one of Morocco’s four imperial cities. On route drive across the fertile Saiss plains and admire the vineyards and olive groves for which the region is famous. During your 3-hour visit to Meknes visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail — the resting place of one of Morocco’s most powerful leaders. Listen as your guide shines a light on the 18th-century sultan’s life and admire the grand stables once home to his 12000 horses. Continue on to the bustling Place el-Hedim and follow your private guide through the busy souks. Enjoy lunch at your leisure at one of the local cafes or restaurants (own expense) in the Old Town.After lunch
From EUR90.00
 
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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Avenue des F.A.R, Meknes, 50000, Morocco
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19, AV Mohamed V, Meknes, Morocco
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23 Derb Hammam Jdid, Bab Aissi, Meknes, 50000, Morocco
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38 Rue Emir Abdelkader, Meknes, 50000, Morocco
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