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Best Free Tours in Meknes

Meknes, one of the four imperial cities of Morocco and a UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-visit for anyone interested in culture and history. The great news is you can explore the city’s winding streets, bustling souks, monuments, and other hidden gems by taking part in a Meknes free walking tour. The Essential Meknes City Tour takes adventurers through the majestic Bab Mansour gate and around some of the most important landmarks in the city, you’ll be transported back centuries as your expert guide tells you stories from its vast history. If shopping is more your speed, then try the Meknes Souks and Markets Tour where you can browse for traditional Moroccan handicrafts, spices, and textiles and maybe haggle with a merchant or two. Foodies won’t want to miss out on the Meknes Food Tour where they will get to sample the famous tagine dish, couscous as well as learn about local ingredients used in Moroccan cuisine. Finally, those interested in learning more about Jewish heritage can take part in the Meknes Jewish Heritage Tour which includes a visit to the historic Jewish Quarter. No matter which tours you choose, visitors should be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water as the summer months can be quite hot!

Highlights of a Free Tour in Meknes

The Imperial City of Meknes is one of Morocco’s most vibrant cities, and the perfect destination to explore the country’s imperial past, rich culture, history, and cuisine. If you are lucky enough to spend a few days here, then make the most of your trip by signing up for a Meknes free walking tour. Find out all there is to know about its main landmarks as well as exploring sights more off the beaten tourist path. Visitors will be able to marvel at the city’s iconic monuments like Bab Mansour, an ornate gate that is one of the most famous landmarks in Meknes. It was built in the 18th century by the legendary Sultan Moulay Ismail and features intricate tile work and calligraphy. The gate leads you into the thronging atmosphere of Lahdim Square, full of food vendors and market stalls. From here, you can wander through the enchanting Meknes Medina. Along the tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the Imperial City of Meknes, where you will see the grand mausoleum of Sultan Moulay Ismail, the Royal Palace, and the Royal Stables —a complex of granaries and stables built by Moulay Ismail. For a more modern experience, there are lively souks (markets) where visitors can find traditional Moroccan handicrafts and street foods.

Things to Do in Meknes

Meknes is a stunning place to explore and experience, offering a wide array of activities for visitors. Whether you’re interested in exploring the city’s vibrant culture and history through its monuments, museums, and cultural events or indulging in the delicious cuisine at local restaurants, Meknes has something for everyone. The Dar Jamai Museum is a must-see for any visitor to Meknes, located in a 19th-century palace with a collection of traditional Moroccan art, ceramics, and textiles. Meknes’ gastronomy is also renowned throughout Morocco; traditional dishes like tagines can be sampled in restaurants or enjoyed through cooking classes to learn how to make them yourself. There are also plenty of cultural events that take place in Meknes throughout the year such as the International Animation Film Festival and live performances of Gnawa music and Berber dances. Exploring the Jewish Quarter gives visitors insight into this important part of the city’s history while day trips to nearby attractions like Volubilis (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Moulay Idriss, and Ifrane provide further opportunities to experience all that Meknes has to offer. Meknes is an exceptional destination filled with unique cultural experiences, delicious food, and outdoor activities that will leave you feeling inspired during your time there.

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