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We saw the prison as part of an all-day touring of the Fez Medina area, so it was not our specific... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
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this prison located inside the imperial city. it is a prison or jail under ground. built by a... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Meknes, Morocco
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

We saw the prison as part of an all-day touring of the Fez Medina area, so it was not our specific agenda item for us. So, as part of the overall package, it was a very interesting place to visit. The underground area is huge...More

1  Thank Heels23
Reviewed 3 June 2018

this prison located inside the imperial city. it is a prison or jail under ground. built by a Portuguese architect who was kidnapped by Moulay Ismail.

1  Thank otmandadda
Reviewed 8 May 2018

We visited this last Saturday morning. What a surprise! The scale of this underground prison is amazing. The real surprise was the exhibition of hanging paintings that are strategically placed throughout. I spoke to the guardian as we exited and he gave me the full...More

2  Thank Bernard O
Reviewed 26 April 2018

What you get out of visiting the prison depends a lot on your outlook and imagination. The prison is a huge underground chamber which if you get the feel for it, just oozes history and foreboding. It apparently held up to 60,000 prisoners, including Christian...More

1  Thank Bert R
Reviewed 22 April 2018

We visited here only because the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail nearby was closed. However, our visit led us to reflect on the history of Meknes and its construction in 17th C. I would recommend doing some pre-reading before visiting the prison otherwise it might seem...More

1  Thank J0anned568
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Passed by this on the way to teh Moulay Ismail mausoleaum....which as it turned out, is closed for renovation for 2 years There is not much to see in the prison itself, it is quite a small building and hardly worth the effort

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

This is an old prison you must visit.You must spend about two to three hours to see this complex compound.

Thank SE s
Reviewed 6 January 2018

The place is neat (10MAD entrance) but probably won't amaze a lot of people; it is, after all, just rooms with high ceilings. It did house an interesting exhibition of a Moroccan artist. The mood can be mysterious and even romantic but I was annoyed...More

Reviewed 5 January 2018

A vast underground prison system composed of three series of arcades, resting on pillars that are supporting lowered barrel vaults. Because of this similarity to the granary of Heri Souani, it is possible that its initial function was to store foodstuffs. However, underground complex is...More

5  Thank NikolaCelic
Reviewed 3 October 2017

If what they say about this place is true, that it is said to have housed up to 40000 slaves underground then that is amazing

Thank Mark M
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