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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
Heri es-Souani

Meknes, Morocco


Meknes, Morocco


Heri es-Souani was Moulay Ismail's granaries, quite giganting in their scale. The granaries stored grain and hay to feed the 12,000 royal horses.
The granaries have massive walls and tiny windows, effectively creating cool storage conditions.
Restorations are ongoing, and enough has been reconstructred to allow it to be used as a film location. Perhaps the most famous is the The Last Temptation of Christ from 1988, by Martin Scorcese.
Admission is 10dh, open all days, 9.00-12.00 and 15-18.30.





By Tore Kjeilen