In search of authenticity: Meknes Fez and region

The real journey of discovery is not to look for new landscapes, but to have new eyes.
Marcel Proust

Prepare to go back in time to search authenticity and history, Alviajes guide you and assists you throughout the journey through the most sumptuous imperial cities of the kingdom

Meknes: The city with a hundred minarets

Between the Middle Atlas and the Pre-Riface Hills, Meknes was founded in the 10th century by the Zenet Meknassa tribe, then became a military site in the 11th century, the city of Meknes is famous for its imperial past, and has been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.

Throughout the centuries several constructions have emerged, the Library of the Great Mosque, the Filalia Medersas, and Bou Inania, Jamaa Lalla Aouda Mosque, Jamaa Az-Zarqa Mosque, fountains, Maristane, bridges, zaouia and mausoleums.

Nicknamed “the Versailles of Morocco”, or “little Paris” by the French, Meknes wins the title of the most beautiful imperial city of the kingdom.

Fez

Founded in 789 AD by Idriss I, The city of Fez, whose ancient neighborhoods are classified as World Heritage by Unesco, is a major religious and university center and a landmark of architecture.

Its international influence has in fact become one of the capitals of the Arab-Muslim civilization.

Thanks to its numerous mosques, medresas (schools), historic gardens, walls and fortified doors, palaces and riads, squares and souks, one can easily be carried away through its history.

The city of Fez is divided into three parts: Fez el-Jedid and Fez el-Bali (the Old) which form the medina, and Fez the young (new city) built by the French at the time of the protectorate, where is the administrative district.

At Alviajes you have the opportunity to go on an adventure and explore all these places and make the most of your time during the trip, with us you will rediscover the real Morocco.

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