Bou Inania Madrasa, Meknes, Morocco

Bou Inania Madrasa in Meknes, Morocco

During our time in Meknes, Morocco, we were given a guided tour of the Bou Inania Madrasa, an Islamic religious school. (There is another in Fes by the same name.)

This school was established in the 1350s and is a wonderful example of the architecture of the time. The guide who accompanied us on the whole tour of Morocco introduced us to a local guide who took us through the school pointing out all the features of this beautiful building. I – and most of the others in the tour group – enjoyed the beautiful building, but didn’t appreciate the heavy emphasis on the virtues of the Islamic faith.

Certainly, it was interesting to hear some of their beliefs but I felt he went far beyond good taste in his enthusiasm, and in the length of his explanations. It was almost fanaticism.

Despite my criticisms I must admit to the sheer beauty of this ancient building., as shown in today’s set of photos.

Bou Inania Madrasa in Meknes, Morocco

Bou Inania Madrasa in Meknes, Morocco

Bou Inania Madrasa in Meknes, Morocco

Bou Inania Madrasa in Meknes, Morocco

 

 

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