Al Machuar

Al Machuar

old town and district of Meknes with an imperial palace, prison and mausoleum

Location: 

Rue Dar Smen, Meknès, Morocco

Duration: 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Personal highlights

  1. Al Machouar: old town and district of Meknès including the imperial palace
  2. Bab Mansour: entrance gate to the imperial palace with beautifully colored ornaments
  3. Prison de Kara: remains of a dark and creepy dungeon below the imperial palace square
  4. Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail: grave of a former sultan of Morocco, closed for restoration
  5. UNESCO: protected for its historic value and Spanish-Moorish style architecture

Image sources

  1. Gate next to Bab Mansour
  2. Invitingly green lawn of Habs Kara
  3. Cat at the Place Lalla Aouda
  4. Stairs down to the Prison de Kara
  5. Catacombs of the Prison de Kara

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