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Mosque Name: Meknes Grand Mosque

Country: Morocco

City: Meknes

Year of construction (AH): 552

Year of construction (AD): 1150

GPS: 33.894839 -5.564855

Gibson Classification:Parallel


Like many grand mosques in other Moroccan cities this mosque is located at the center of the old city and anchors its most important commercial and religious district, which contains the city’s main souq streets and its major historic madrasas, all located near the mosque.

The mosque is believed to have been built in the 12th century under the Almoravid dynasty. It underwent significant restoration and expansion under the Almohad caliph Muhammad al-Nasir (ruled 1199–1213), who, among other things, diverted a new source of water to it from a source 9 kilometres south of the city.

Above the western door

Above the western door

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