Meknes, or also Amknas, is a city of Morocco located 138 km east of Rabat and 60 km west of Fez. This is one of the four imperial cities of Morocco. Strategically it is located in the north centre of the country, which makes it an ideal base to visit this part of Morocco and as we said before is also very close to Rabat, only about two hours.
It is an imperial city that is perfectly connected by train and motorway, it becomes a point of way to arrive to fez coming from Tangier, reason why for those who can only travel in the afternoon it is better to make night in Meknes and the next day to realize An excursion to fez.
Visitors can come to this city by bus. The best way to get around this city is by taxi. Getting around is not a problem for any of the visitors who come here. Travellers can visit most of the tourist attractions in Meknes unlike the neighbouring city of Fez. There are many things to do in Meknes and visitors will always find something to keep them occupied. What to see in Meknes
In addition to touring the ramparts, getting lost in the medina and haggling in the souks, the traveller should head to Mulay Ismail's Mausoleum, the gates of Bab El Mansur, Bab Berdain and Bab El-Jemis, the Adgal Pond, the Medersa BouInania, the fabulous Gardens of the Sultans, the granaries (Heries-Suani), the gigantic stables and the Moroccan Art Museum in Dar Jamai.
In the vicinity of Meknes (26 kms.)Stands Moulay Idriss. This city is the scene of one of the busiest moussems. Every year, in August and September, thousands of faithful flock to Moulay Idriss, attracting also interested travellers and giving rise to a lively event with a lot of traditional color.
At 27 kms. Of Meknes are the ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis, residence of the procurators of Mauritania Tingitana, from the first century AD.