Meknes Medina, Meknes

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Take a tour of Meknes Medina, a walled-off district of architectural and cultural landmarks protected as a World Heritage Site. Once the base of the Moroccan sultanate, the medina was established in the 17th century--it still contains many of its period palaces, mosques, and fortifications. As you step through the grand gates that mark the entrance to the medina, notice the blending of Islamic and European styles that continues throughout. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Meknes holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Meknes Medina and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Allow plenty of time to explore and try not to get lost if you're on a limited time. All the interesting little passages, everyone a photographers heaven, the smells, the noise, the people and the atm...  more »
  • Meknes is really worth a visit, if you have little time can save themselves the Medina but, you get more beautiful to see in fes and Marrakech. At the moment the Museum is dar Jamai in Restaurierung-too. On every case because the mood but el hedim visit the place.
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  • We arrive in Meknes on the main square and this seems to be a small copy of the Djemaa el Fna in Marrakech. On the corner of the square is a restaurant with a roof terrace where you have a beautiful view over the square. If you're here at the end of the afternoon sits down you see the square slowly flooding with stalls and artists and you can enjoy the sunset. You pay 15 dirham pp entrance and gets a drink of your choice. In contrast to most locations in Meknes you have here a normal and clean toilet! On the side of the square with its terraces you will find the entrance to the covered market. What a beauty to scents and colors! The medina is smaller, flatter, friendlier and less touristy than in Fez. If I would go again then I would be staying here and a day trip Fez plans. Tips: * or from Fez train ticket costs 2 euros * petit taxi works with a meter. Never ask the price. Then they put the meter from a pay you too much.
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Where to stay in Meknes

Meknes' walled medina, the historic district, boasts a huge number of "riads," traditional houses restored and reopened as cozy guesthouses. Visitors on a tight budget can look for basic hotels, youth hostels, and campsite options. Some upscale establishments with more luxurious amenities can also be found across town.
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