Situated in north-central Morocco, on the border of Algeria, the region of Meknès-Tafilalet is home to more than 2.1 million people. The capital city of the region is Meknès. Covering an area of 79 210 square kilometers, the region of Meknes-Tafilalet encompasses the prefectures of Al Ismailia and Meknes-El Menze, and the provinces of El […]
The Dar Jamai Museum is located in the UNESCO World Heritage town centre of Meknes. Not only are the exhibits that are housed in the museum considered to be masterpieces, but so is the building itself. In the year 1882, construction of the home of the Jamai family was completed. This fine structure later became an important military hospital in 1912. By 1920 the significance of the building ...
World Heritage Sites are sites in certain countries that have been deemed by UNESCO to be of outstanding cultural or natural importance. This value is universal and so preserving such sites is seen as being beneficial to the entire world’s population. Most of the cultural heritage sites are historical in nature and provide evidence of the way early cultures lived their day-to-day lives. ...
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Near the beautiful archeological site of Volubilis and the ancient town of Moulay Idris, lies the breathtaking city of Meknes. The Historical City of Meknes was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Morocco in the year 1996. This is a city that is steeped in history and anyone who visits the city can feel the presence of the inhabitants of the past. Although some of the buildings have ...
Meknes is renowned for its vast historical significance and is one of the Imperial cities in Morocco. Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage, Meknes is best known for its close links to Sultan Moulay Ismail who was responsible for the construction of the city’s ramparts and impressive gates. In fact, one of the grandest features of Meknes is the gate of El-Mansour, beautifully decorated with ...
A small town situated in Morocco's Middle Atlas, Ifrane has been around for centuries. The earliest permanent settlement dates back from the 16th century when a community was established in the Tizguit valley. Just a little downstream from modern day Ifrane, you will find an area that is still very much inhabited by the descendants of Sede 'Abd al-Salem who founded Ifrane.
Erfoud doesn't have a whole lot to offer a tourist. It's really close to the desert and thus experiences regular blasts of sand tearing through the streets. It has two main attractions: the date festival and Erfoud's marble industry.