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Bab Mansour Gate

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Address: 17, Rue Ain El Anboub et Rue Lalla Aicha Adouia | Quartier HAMMAM JDID, Meknes 52000, Morocco
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One of the More Beautiful Gates in Morocco

This monumental gate leading into the Kasbah and Imperial City of the Sultan Moulay Ismail. The gate is comprised of an immense inverted horseshoe gate flanked by twin towers... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Warren, Massachusetts

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Warren, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This monumental gate leading into the Kasbah and Imperial City of the Sultan Moulay Ismail. The gate is comprised of an immense inverted horseshoe gate flanked by twin towers taking the form of loggias. A pair of marble Roman columns from nearby ruins of Volubilis are incorporated into this gate. The surface of the gate is completely tiled in green... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the gate and the square on a Saturday evening just before sundown. Great spot because it's very crowded but I never felt like a tourist cause all the locals are there to be entertained ad well. The gate is massive and together with the square it's an impressive sight to be seen.

Thank Koen M
Alexandria, Egypt
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

The guide book got very gushy about this gate, but frankly it struck me as mostly a bigger version of the same thing. The white marble columns on the ends are worth noting, however, for their ornate capitals. They were brought here from the Roman ruins at Volubilis and apparently are better preserved than anything left at the original site.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Probably the most decorated Gate in Morocco ! A beautiful piece of architecture and it is hard to understand its existing condition considering how crowded is the area around it and the level of pollution !

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Ede, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

The gate is a beautiful piece of architecture, but because it is in front of the El Hedhim square, it is almost too busy to make a proper picture.

Thank Joop V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We took a side trip to Meknes just to see this beautiful gate. The tile work was beautifully executed, but needed some cleaning. It was a bit of a walk to get there through the Medina. That was probably our fault. So many people that it was difficult to get good photographs! I'm glad we went but wished we would... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

The gate is a bit overrated in the guides. Its beautiful, but no more than the other gates we saw in the country. In general Meknes is not a city to visit. Most of the highlights are closed to tourists and the medina and souk are not appealing at all.

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

I love the mosaic and the colors of this gate. It is one of those thing when I just wanted to die after seeing it.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is a large structure in very good condition; it is also a must visit. However it is near a major thoroughfare and difficult to photograph.

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

You know what . One becomes immune to several such gates once u already in morocco. Coz u see tons of them all over ..the trademark architectural beauty ..it's hard to miss ..when u go around the palatial square in a tonga..which is the horse carriage ..that's a must coz u get gratuitous commentaries from the tonga driver who doesn't... More 

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