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For the end of 2018 we (Dutch family of 4, kids 14 and 18) chose to visit Morocco. Fly to Fez and hire a car to drive our way via Meknes and Ouzoud to Marrakech.
We took a detour around the medina to get to...More
This was only worth the visit because the tour I was on included a guided tour. It’s interesting but pretty plain and without a guide to explain things - there is extremely limited signage. It’s not very aesthetically interesting and it’s pretty much only intriguing...More
Sultan Moulay Ismail (Moroccan ruler 1645-1727) transferred the imperial capital to Meknes, where tens of thousands of slaves translated his grand plans into architectural masterpieces. The royal granary and stables were one of his largest projects. The granary/stables had massive walls (4m thick) with arched...More
This is a really impressive building (included in most tours of the area)that does not look that spectacualr on the outside but once you are in, wow. Of course, now that it is empty it is vast, but imagine it in full use, with the...More
Great historic site in Meknes and one of the must do sights to visit.
The royal granaries are great to wander around inside and imagine what it would have been like in the days.
Make sure that you continue on outside to see the stables...More
Incredible historical site in Meknes which stored enough food and water to last the old city under siege for 1 year. The stables at the back are very neat - built at an angle so the maximum number of horses could be viewed. The cedar...More
When you have tens of thousands of citizens, yet alone 12,000 horses for your calvary, you need ample grain storage facilities. This place was huge. Yet it was not so much the high ceilings and rounded walls that caught your attention. In the heat of...More
The granaries, the stables and the nearby water basin form a single complex that can be visited all at one time. I enjoyed the visit no so much because it was visually impressive but because of its historic interest. It reveals the organisational complexity that...More
This complex once covered 44 wells, each within a square enclosure some 12m across and 12m high. These are connected by cross-passages ca 50m long. One was converted into a synagogue. To the rear is the enormous granary which collapsed in the Lisbon earthquake of...More