Meknes Morocco Travel

From: Morocco Travel Guide

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Meknes, Morocco
Meknes, once the imperial capital of Sultan Moulay Ismail contains several beautiful structures from when this city was flourishing in the late 1600's, buildings such as the imperial palace and elaborate gateways still remain and although slightly faded are still a vivid reminder of Meknes fascinating history. This thriving city has plenty to offer with a relaxed workmanlike pace but without quite as much tourist hustle as its popular neighbor Fes but with its own plentiful supply of real Moroccan dining and colourful shopping experiences.

Meknes Climate
During December, January and February the temperature tends to average between 50 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit before rising during the spring months of March, April and May to 55 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit. The summer months can see high temperatures reaching well up into 80's and 90's before dropping in the autumn months often averaging between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

Meknes Cuisine
There are plenty of good restaurants offering plenty of Moroccan dishes, although you will not find as many top end dining experiences here. The food is however very traditional with plenty of pastille's and tajines around most corners of the city.

Travel Attractions Guide
Meknes has plenty of historic structures and is particularly well known for being the closest city for travelling to the fascinating ruins Volubilis.

Shopping in Meknes
Meknes has its fair share of shops and souks with one of the most popular souks found just off Place el-Hedim which is the main square within the medina. Although there is not quite the same bustling atmosphere as can be found in the likes of Marrakech and Fes the goods that are offered are often of excellent quality and can often be obtained at reasonable prices, due to the city not being overrun with tourists.

Attraction Location Guide
Meknes is located in between Rabat and Fes at around 160 miles from Tangier.