Committee Decisions


Inscription: The Historic City of Meknes (Morocco)

The Historic City of Meknes



C (iv)

The Committee decided to inscribe the Historic City of Meknes under cultural criterion (iv) because it represents in an exceptionally complete and well preserved way the urban fabric and monumental buildings of a 17th century Maghreb capital city which combines elements of Islamic and European design and planning in a harmonious fashion.

Furthermore, the Committee congratulated Morocco on the presentation of Meknes, and welcomed its inscription Moulay'a Ismail capital on the World Heritage List. Meknes strengthens the coherence of the series of medinas of the Maghreb which remain under-represented on the List.


PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-96/CONF.201/09
Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Morocco
Session: 20COM