A short distance from the famous Rabat and Fez , Meknes is a little Moroccan jewel ready to show its beauty to visitors. The city is called the Versailles of Morocco for the palaces , mosques , stables and the beautiful gardens that adorn it .
The beauty of Meknes lies not only in the beautiful architecture but also in its position , at the top of a hill surrounded by lush valleys. It’s in these valleys covered with olive and palm trees , about thirty kilometers from the city , that lies Volubilis , the most important and best preserved Roman site in Morocco. The decumannus still shows the perimeter of the shops and houses , with beautiful polychrome marble mosaics , and remains of the baths and therme . The Romans once again surprised me with one of the most beautiful archaeological sites I have ever seen in the middle of the hot Moroccan land . Or maybe it’s the combination of Mediterranean architecture and Moorish atmosphere that makes this place so special , another jewel of this magnificent country that keeps surprising me.