Voluntourism in Morocco – Day 12

The imperial city of Meknes features only occasionally in our tailor-made voluntourism itineraries, and it is worth a visit if you like your souks hassle-free (the vendors and touts in Fes are considerably more aggressive than in Marrakech) and the articles are in general of high quality, including carpets.

Voluntourism in Meknes

Voluntourism in Meknes - market shopping

Dar Jamai is an excellent museum in Meknes, housing fine examples of Moroccan pottery, ceramics and Middle Atlas carpets, and Bab Mansour is one of Morocco’s most impressive gates. The Heri es Souani is worth a visit to appreciate 17th century engineering capabilities; these are vast storehouses for grain and water to protect the city in times of siege or drought.
The Roman ruins of Volubilis are in a dramatic setting 20 miles from Meknes, and have excellent mosaics preserved in good condition.


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