Historic City of Meknes

Historic City of Meknes

Meknes is one of the four Imperial cities of Morocco. It was founded in the 11th century by the Almoravids as a military settlement, Meknes became a capital under the reign of Sultan Moulay Ismaïl (1672-1727), the founder of the Alaouite dynasty. The old city was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

Site Information

Country: Morocco

District: Fès-Meknès

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 11th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Official Name: Historic City of Meknes

Date of Inscription: 1996

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