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Heri es Souani, Meknes

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The Heri es-Swani or Heri es-Souani (Arabic: هري السواني‎, lit. 'silo of the norias'), sometimes also transliterated as Hury as-Swani or Hri Swani, is a historic monument in Meknes, Morocco. It was a massive structure that served as a granary or silo for the Imperial Kasbah built by Moulay Isma'il during his reign from 1672 to 1727. It was part of a larger compound facilities which also included the attached House of the Ten Norias, which provided water for the palaces, and a large water basin nearby known as the Sahrij Swani or Agdal Basin. The name "Heri es-Swani" often applies to both the House of the Ten Norias and the silos, which are connected to each other and visited as a single attraction by tourists today. In popular usage the silos are often misidentified as the "Royal Stables", but those stables were in fact a different structure that existed further south.
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  • The granary is ok But the stations place is completely abandoned, one man told Me that the authorities ll closed it soon for renovation I appreciated the tour , I was alone Really special Ambiance.....  more
    The granary is ok But the stations place is completely abandoned, one man told Me that the authorities ll closed it soon for renovation I appreciated the tour , I was alone Really special Ambiance.....  more »
  • Not worth your time and money. 70dirham, poorly lit, no explanations or signs and the outside part was closed. We where outside again in less then 10 minutes. If you pay 70dirham i expect some signs.....  more
    Not worth your time and money. 70dirham, poorly lit, no explanations or signs and the outside part was closed. We where outside again in less then 10 minutes. If you pay 70dirham i expect some signs.....  more »
  • From someone who loves museums and history this was worth the $7 admission. Mostly empty store rooms and outdoor stables that are showing signs of distress from recent earthquakes. We love this... 
    From someone who loves museums and history this was worth the $7 admission. Mostly empty store rooms and outdoor stables that are showing signs of distress from recent earthquakes. We love this...  more »
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  • A beautiful place to visit. Used as place to stock food and put horses in it. It is near the Souani water tank
  • An amazing place to visit besides the massive pool there s a museum just nearby
  • At 17th century the SULTAN ISMAEL built this very impressive granary where he stocked cereals for 30 years ; enough for 30 year food security and used the FIFO : first in first out.
  • A little expensive for what you can see. 70,- per person
  • A place where you can touch the past and to learn some historical stories

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