Facts and Data

Webpages:
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Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 1996
Size of heritage:

Coordinates:
Longitude: -4,442°
Latitude: 33,883°

About

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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