About 550,000 people call Meknes in Morocco home.
Meknes is located 120 miles (193 kilometers) east of Casablanca and about 75 miles (121 kilometers) east of Rabat, the national capital.
Kobt Souk is the perfect place to go to if you enjoy shopping and people watching. See what locals are wearing and take home a few original outfits.
Civic places and public squares are the perfect places to observe the rhythms of a city; Place el-Hedim in Meknes is one of those special places. Grab a shady vantage spot and spend a hour watching the passing parade before heading off to explore the surrounding sights.
The Dar Jamai Museum is a great educational treat for culture vultures in Meknes. Take advantage of the quiet atmosphere, ask about any one-off exhibitions, buy something from the gift shop or just admire the treasures of the past.
Vacationers in the Meknes area interested in getting off the beaten track, will appreciate the Great Mosque, the Bou Inania Medersa and the Bab el-Mansour.