DAY 51b

MEKNÈS ~ Bab el-Khemis (Fès-Meknès, MAR)

Saturday December 31st, 2016

TODAYS MILEAGE – 216 miles or 348 kilometres
TRIP MILEAGE – 25963 miles or 41783 kilometres

We stopped at the Bab el-Khemis gate for a short while to take in the main fortified access between the Medina and the Imperial City of Meknès.

The structure was named after the architect El-Mansour and was completed in in 1732, 5 years after the death of the king of Morocco Moulay Ismail, who commissioned the gate.

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