Saturday, 5 September 2015

Historic City of Meknes

This was my first postcard of Morocco. It was sent by Paula who visited this African country a couple of years ago. I got lucky because half of the postcards she sent to other postcrossers got lost, but this one arrived safe and sound!

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

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