Shopping and Guided day trip from Tangier to Meknes
What we explore in Tangier :
We Visit the Meknes
We Visit the Meknes medina
Meknes is one of the four Imperial cities of Morocco, located in northern Morocco and the sixth largest city by population in the kingdom.
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. Sultan Moulay Ismaïl turned it into an impressive city in Spanish-Moorish style, surrounded by high walls with great doors.
Bab Mansour: Bab means "gate" or "door" in Arabic, and Bab Mansour is the largest and most striking of Meknes' many gates (27 gates). It's directly across from Place Hedim, the medina's main square. Place Hedim: Recently redone with new brickwork, this square once rivaled Djemaa el Fna in Marrakech but is now significantly less exciting (though there are a few nice cafes and snack spots in which to people-watch). Heri es-Souani: You can catch a glimpse of the grandeur of Moulay Ismail at these granaries, and sit beside the enormous Agdal Basin.
Meknes Royal Golf Course: This place is absolutely marvellous. The gardens are beautifully kept and it is entirely surrounded by palace walls. They have opened it to the public since September 2007 so now it's possible to slip in to have a peek.
There is also a public cafe on the grounds. It's possible to eat on the terrace overlooking the course but you need to book in advance.
Medersa Bou Inania: A beautiful Qur'anic school. Dar Jamai: Now a museum (Musèe Dar Jamai in French), this old palace is located at the back of Place Hedim. It now houses the Museum of Moroccan Arts, which is currently exhibiting artifacts, jewels, and old copies of the Qur'an. Dar Jamai is a gorgeous museum with exqusite gardens on the outside. Lovely museum!
A must visit place for Habs Qara: A huge underground prison where Moulay Ismail allegedly kept prisoners. Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail : Although non-Muslims are not permitted to enter, they can view the tombs, which hold the body of Moulay Ismail and other relatives, from the entrance. Al masjid AlAdam:
Meknes' largest and oldest standing mosque (note: Non-Muslims are not permitted entry). Medina of Meknes Mosque: A mosque that is built near a Qur'an school, which was built in 1350.
We departure every day from your hotel. We start our day trip from Tangier , guided with experienced driver / guide and we will enjoy comfortable air conditioned 4x4 or minibus transportation.