<p><br> The mausoleum of Moulay Ismail—one of Morocco’s greatest rulers, who made Meknès his capital city in the 17th century—consists of three brightly decorated courts, a mosque, and the tombs of the sultan and his family. A visit to Moulay Ismail’s final resting place is believed to bring <i>baraka</i>—divine blessing.</p>

Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, Meknès


The mausoleum of Moulay Ismail—one of Morocco’s greatest rulers, who made Meknès his capital city in the 17th century—consists of three brightly decorated courts, a mosque, and the tombs of the sultan and his family. A visit to Moulay Ismail’s final resting place is believed to bring baraka—divine blessing.

Photograph by Bjoern Obst, My Shot

Morocco Photos

See photos of Morocco (including the Sahara, Marrakech, Casablanca, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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