Meknes is one of the four imperial cities of Morocco. It’s an 11th century city that was originally built as being a military town. Meknes was the capital of Morocco during the rule of Sultan Moulay Ismaïl in the 17th century. The Sultan left an invaluable architectural heritage to the city: palaces, monumental gates, defensive walls, mosques and other amazing fortifications. Meknes is listed as being a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its cultural and historic value for Morocco and for the whole world.
In our tours to Meknes you’ll visit some of its most important attractions such as Place El Hedim, the Medina of Meknes, the great Mosque of Meknes and others. You’ll also visit the impressive Roman ruins of Volubilis, dating back from the 3rd century BC and being another UNESCO World Heritage Site of Morocco. Volubilis was an important outpost of the Roman Empire in the North Africa, being one of the richest cities from the area of that age. The city became later on the capital of Idris I who founded the Idrisid dynasty and the first Moroccan state. It had been abandoned in the 11th century. Beside Volubilis, you’ll also visit the beautiful city of Moulay Idriss, the place of the tomb of Idris I.