Meknes, one of the four imperial cities in Morocco, is located between Rabat and Fes. It was the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail (1672-1727), before the capital was relocated to Rabat. Meknes is named after a Berber tribe which was known as Miknasa in the medieval Arabic sources. Meknes has been called the Versailles of Morocco, but the royal palace was never completed according the original plans. Today the city is the centre of a productive area, producing olives, wine, cereal crops and citrus.
Page viewed 17461 times since 23.04.2007
©Copyright Alfred Molon