"Imperial City" Top 5 Page for this destination Meknes by iaint
Meknes Travel Guide: 102 reviews and 256 photos
...after a 7 hour train journey from Marrakesh. Comfortable enough in ONCF's 1st class, but 40 minutes late.
I was starting to get the screaming heeby jeebies after 5 hours. It was dark by then. Battery flat on the laptop, nothing to look at. Just my book to read.
It was 9pm by the time i got to the hotel - just time for dinner and a couple of beers - then heavy duty sightseeing in the morning.
...refreshed by a decent night's sleep and Ibis breakfast I set to work on the medina etc.
Well, seemed to knock that on the head by 2pm! I could have lost myself in the souks, but I'm not a shopper and they all look the same. Plus I was tired by then. Highlight was definitely the mausoleum of Moulay Ismail - stunning!
I had a great chicken tajine in a tourist trap on the main square - even had a large lump of chicken breast in it. Maybe I landed on my feet there.
...had a magical trip out to Volubilis & Moulay Idriss Zerhoun in the morning. Great fun. Way to see the surrounding country, as well as a glimpse into small toen life.
- Pros:good sights to see
- Cons:aggressive kids begging
- In a nutshell:glad I came
This is perhaps the centrepiece of the medina, and the guide book reckons it used to be like the Djemaa el-Fna in... more travel advice
This is a small affair, but like my motto on VT explains...les petites sont souvent les meilleures. 20 MAD to get in... more travel advice
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