Friday, 7 March 2014

Historic City of Meknes, Morocco (UNESCO)

Founded in the 11th century by the Almoravids as a military settlement, Meknes became a capital under Sultan Moulay Ismaïl (1672–1727), the founder of the Alawite dynasty. The sultan turned it into a impressive city in Spanish-Moorish style, surrounded by high walls with great doors, where the harmonious blending of the Islamic and European styles of the 17th century Maghreb are still evident today.

Sender: Fitzpatrik, Sent on: 25 Feb, 2014, Received on: 3 Mar, 2014, Travel time: 9 days

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