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Heri es Souani, Meknes

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The Heri es-Swani or Heri es-Souani (Arabic: هري السواني, lit. 'silo of the norias'), sometimes also transliterated as Hury as-Swani or Hri Swani, is a historic monument in Meknes, Morocco. It was a massive structure that served as a granary or silo for the Imperial Kasbah built by Moulay Isma'il during his reign from 1672 to 1727. It was part of a larger compound of facilities which also included the attached House of the Ten Norias, which provided water for the palaces, and a large water basin nearby known as the Sahrij Swani or Agdal Basin. The name "Heri es-Swani" often applies to both the House of the Ten Norias and the silos, which are connected to each other and visited as a single attraction by tourists today. In popular usage the silos are often misidentified as the "Royal Stables", but those stables were in fact a different structure that existed further south.
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  • Only the storerooms to the front were open.Large ,cavernous and dim. Visited as part of small group tour from UK. Good time to visit as so few tourists, The rear part was under refurbishment (and... 
    Only the storerooms to the front were open.Large ,cavernous and dim. Visited as part of small group tour from UK. Good time to visit as so few tourists, The rear part was under refurbishment (and...  more »
  • The granary is ok But the stations place is completely abandoned, one man told Me that the authorities ll closed it soon for renovation I appreciated the tour , I was alone Really special Ambiance.....  more
    The granary is ok But the stations place is completely abandoned, one man told Me that the authorities ll closed it soon for renovation I appreciated the tour , I was alone Really special Ambiance.....  more »
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  • Nice place to take a (short) look and a few nice pictures. A guide will immediately show up to give you a tour, but that's a waste of money from my point of view.
  • A beautiful place to visit. Used as place to stock food and put horses in it. It is near the Souani water tank

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