Bou Inania Madrasa, 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.