To George's Travels whilst stationed in Gibraltar on National Service.


On my travels I wanted to see the historic city of Meknes.

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 an impressive city in the Spanish-Moorish style, surrounded by high walls with great doors, where the  blending of the Islamic and European styles of the 17th-century Maghreb are still evident.

The business base for Meknes are fruits, vegetables, palm-oil pressing, metalworking, distilling, carpets, wool-products and cement. 

Meknes enjoys relative wealth, it is one of Morocco's fastest growing cities. Meknes has an old sultan's palace, dating back to the times when Meknes was Morocco's capital. The palace is often called the Versailles of Morocco.

The most famous gate, Bab-Mansour across the street from the real old town

View of the gate leading to the Mosque Berdaine which can be seen through the gate.

There seemed to be some type of festival gathering going on here

A Scribe taking down notes in one of the streets.

On route to Rabat