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.

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Historic City of Meknes

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DATA

Region
Arab States
Country
Morocco 
Category
Cultural
Name
Historic City of Meknes
Selection Criteria (?)
(iv)
Year of Registered
1996
Keyword
Historic Center, Registered in 1996