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Volubilis and Meknes

Volubilis and   Meknes

Moulay Driss Zerhoun, Morocco

After  Breakfast, pick up  in  your  hotel and  we derive to  the ruins of the excavated Roman city in Morocco. Volubilis and Meknes, commonly considered as the ancient capital of the Roman-Berber kingdom of Mauretania… The city gained a number of major public buildings in the 2nd century. Including, a basilica,Temple and Triumphal arch. Its prosperity, was derived principally from olive growing, prompted the construction of many fine town-houses with large mosaic floors. Then, we will continu  to Meknes. One of the four Imperial cities of Morocco and the sixth largest city by population in the kingdom. Founded in the 11th century by the Almoravids as a military settlement. son of the founder of the Alaouite dynasty. Sultan Moulay Ismail turned Meknes into an 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 the afternoon, when our visit to Volubilis and Meknes finished, we will return to the city of Fez