The Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail
The peaceful final resting place of Sultan Moulay Ismail – the man who made Meknes his capital in the 17th century – is one of the essential sights. Conveniently, it’s just across from his reception hall, the Koubbat As Sufara, in the Imperial City. As you approach the tomb you pass through a series of meditative, pale-yellow courtyards – serene spaces in one of the few sacred sites in Morocco open to non-Muslims. Crane your neck as you wander – this building is a beautiful example of Islamic architecture and opulent design.