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Meknes



Meknes
Introduction

1. Imperial city

2. Bab el-Mansour

3. Koubba el-Khayatine

4. Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail

5. Dar el-Makhzen

6. Heri es-Souani

7. Details

8. Agdal basin

9. The medina

10. Suuqs

11. Dar Jama´

12. Medersa Bou Inania

13. Mausoleum of Sidi ben A´ssa

14. Flogging wool

Practicalities




















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MEKNES
Dar el-Makhzen


Meknes, Morocco


Several royal palaces were built by Moulay Ismail, but the one which has survived best until modern times is the Dar el-Makhzen, is still being used as a royal palace, although the king rarely travels to Meknes.
The other main palace, the Dar el-Kebira, meaning nothing less than "large", was destroyed in the earthquake in 1755 which even brought the centre of Lisbon down.
Because of its present-day use, the Dar el-Makhzen is out of bounds, but parts of it can be seen through gates of its crumbling walls.





By Tore Kjeilen