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4110 Bni M'hammed Alismailia, Meknes, Morocco
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Reviewed 4 February 2019

Looks pretty and nice. A nice place to have a good walk around and enjoy a relaxed evening. For a tourist it is just a 5 minute visit inside the Medina after rushing through the granary and stables.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SrikanthSivaraj
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

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. Just next to Heri es Souani was the big open...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BVvdB
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Lovely quiet spot adjacent to the old stables and granary. A nice place to walk and enjoy the scenery.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank uncle_albert5
Reviewed 6 December 2018

This rectangular lake (150m by 320m) is surrounded by paved promenades, and is a pleasant place to relax away from the hustle-bustle of the Meknes medina. A crenelated wall forms a dramatic backdrop on the southeast side of the lake. Around 1695, Sultan Mulay Isma'il...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carol A S
Reviewed 10 November 2018

This is a quiet spot away from the chaos of the medina. Great for people watching - seemed like it was mostly locals. Lots of young couples and little kids. We were looking for some exercise, so we walked from the medina - took about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Spudrunner
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Quite an impressive water reservoir with views of the city walls as you make your way to the Royal Stables.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank AdrianT-Perh
Reviewed 10 April 2018

This massive reservoir was built by a sultan to please his wives, water being brought from the Atlas mountains. Of course, it served as a reservoir, but was for the exclusive use of the palace wives and concubines. In the early morning, it is a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Rod F
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

This man made lake here is made by the king to his queen when she was pregnant and want go to the beach! A pretty old man made lake in the city.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 5 January 2018

A lot of locals there, most are friendly and many, many people talked to me there. Normal people, not hustlers or peddlers. Good to socialize with Moroccans, I guess. Great views of the old walls and stables. As usual, feel free to ask me questions...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank WAW-YMX-YUL
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Nice for a quick stop to take photos of the lake which is pretty with the fort as a backdrop...we just walked Abit around the lake..was peaceful...

Date of experience: November 2017
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