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Kasbah of Moulay Ismail in Meknes

Kasbah of Moulay Ismail in Meknes

Kasbah of Moulay Ismail, also known as Palace of Moulay Ismail or the Kasbah of Meknes, is a historic royal kasbah (citadel) located in the old city of Meknes, Morocco. It was built by the Alaouite sultan Moulay Ismail Ibn Sharif during his reign between 1672 and 1727 AD when the city of Meknes was the capital of Morocco. The Kasbah includes a group of historical buildings, towers and gates, the most important of which are: Borj Belkari, Borj al-Ma, Bab al-Qasdir, Bab Mansour, Bab ad-Dar al-Kebira, Bab el-Khemis and Bab Berda'in. The Kasbah of Moulay Ismail 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: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 17th 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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