Meknes is a city located in the north of Morocco. It is renowned for its imperial past, with remains such as Bab Mansour, an enormous gate with vaults and mosaic tiling. The gate leads inside the ancient imperial city. The mausoleum of Sultan Moulay Ismaïl, who made the city his capital in the 17th century, includes courtyards and fountains. To the south, the vast Heri es-Souani complex once housed stables and food warehouses.