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The Royal Stables, Meknes

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  • The Sultan supposedly had approximately 12,000 horses in this huge stable, but what you're seeing now is several gigantic hallways with high ceilings all connected to each other. Nothing resembling... 
    The Sultan supposedly had approximately 12,000 horses in this huge stable, but what you're seeing now is several gigantic hallways with high ceilings all connected to each other. Nothing resembling...  more »
  • The despot Moulay Ismail loved his horses so much that he treated them better than people. Each horse was assigned one groom and one slave. The stables were kept spotless, the horses were fed special....  more
    The despot Moulay Ismail loved his horses so much that he treated them better than people. Each horse was assigned one groom and one slave. The stables were kept spotless, the horses were fed special....  more »
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  • Like other monuments I visited in Morroco it's almost impossible to understand how it was used when active because there are no explanations at all inside and unless you want to pay to a "guide" on top of the entrance ticket you won't understand much of it. The entrance is 70MAD and 10 min are more than enough to visit it.
  • People who lost this site as unremarkable are probably unremarkable themselves as they can’t appreciate the significance of this site. Firstly, it is giant! The stables alone could hold 20,000 horses. Secondly, this construction was completed >600 years ago yet it still stands despite being overgrown. Imagine the work and skill that went into its construction without the assistance of modern technology - outstanding! Thirdly, this was the granary of the king - in other words the empire’s most important figures only survived because of the food that was kept here. If it were destroyed, there is a good chance that the empire would have gone with it as well as many of the other amazing sites that people enjoy elsewhere across the country

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