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Heri es-Souani

Heri es-Souani

Heri es-Souani is a historical landmark located in the Moroccan city of Meknes. It consists of three units that are grain stores, also called stables, in addition to the es-Souani basin (Agdal Basin) and Dar al-Ma (Water wheel). This landmark, which is surrounded by high walls and defensive towers, was built in the 18th century AD during the reign of the Alaouite Sultan Ismail Ibn Sharif. It is considered one of the most important tourist destinations in Meknes. Heri es-Souani was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996 as part of Historic City of Meknes.

Site Information

Country: Morocco

District: Fès-Meknès

Category: Bridges and Water Structures

Site History: 18th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Historic City of Meknes

Date of Inscription: 1996

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