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17, Rue Ain El Anboub et Rue Lalla Aicha Adouia | Quartier HAMMAM JDID, Meknes 52000, Morocco
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All reviews bab mansour across the street marble columns beautiful piece of architecture roman city could do better horse carriage small group historical records don t miss main square quick stop world heritage site busy square worth a quick visit take pictures tile work
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bab Mansour (meaning "Victorious Gate" in Arabic) guards the grand entrance to the Imperial City of Meknes. This ornate example of Almohad architecture was commissioned by Sultan Moulay Ismail, and completed in 1732. It was designed by a Christian convert to Islam named Mansour Laalej....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carol A S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is perhaps one of the most famous stops for all tourists and it is worthy. Not alot of restoration seems to have been done, which is not a bad thing. The area is filled with locals and markets and it just simply exciting!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank knoesenm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the photo stop! This is absolutely gorgeous and directly opposite the street from the main square and market in town.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CuriousTraveler6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I guess it looks good and is large and good for photographs but the square opposite is much more interesting and enjoyable!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KanwarTavy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in the town it should of course be visited as it is a very impressive gate with rich ornaments and very well kept so no reason to avoid it but in the end, it is a gate so do not expect more...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Florian254
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Our tour guide described it as the most beautiful gate in Meknes. That said it is pretty but it is also just a gate.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AdrianT-Perh
Reviewed 14 October 2018

The word "Bab" means gate in the Berber language. Each gate is different and each has a story associated with it. The walls are impressive leading to the gate

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John R
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Gate to old town with pilars transported from Volubilis by sultan Moulay Ismail. Gate was open since 1732 by son of sultan Moulay Abdallah.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank milankov
Reviewed 3 October 2018

At sunset the low golden sun illuminates the gate and make it seem made out of gold. It is right in front of the main square with all the action in the evening

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank andreaswmatthes
Reviewed 1 October 2018

In the middle of Meknes walls, the gate was built to be the most beautiful of the city. You can find roman columns that were brought here from the roman city of Volubilis.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from mo a | Reviewed this property |
My wife and his family members are the descendants of Moulay Ismail who was also the descendant of prophet Muhammad. Many Ismailis are still living in Meknes.