The historic city of Meknes is one of Morocco’s many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, gaining a place on the list for its distinctive blend of architectural styles, breathtaking monuments and well-preserved heritage. The city is surrounded by fortified walls, with nine gates providing entry to the city, each intricately decorated with tile work and arabesque patterns. The town itself is filled with beauty, from the regal Dar El Makhzen palace, to the numerous mosques, hammams and gardens which decorate the streets, Spanish-Moorish styles vying for attention with Islamic and European-inspired architecture.

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