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Reviewed 4 February 2019

Beautiful gateway into the medina. Like most of the Babs, this one too is ornate and beautiful. One of the key sights in Meknes.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SrikanthSivaraj
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

Good to get the view at night when the traffic is light. Interesting to see three gates - Grand, medium sized in the middle, and the petit for pedestrians

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WONDERWAFFLES
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

For the end of 2018 we (Dutch family of 4, kids 14 and 18) chose to visit Morocco. Fly to Fez and hire a car to drive our way via Meknes and Ouzoud to Marrakech. It took a long walk over the central road of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank BVvdB
Reviewed 8 December 2018

Bab el Khemis is a well-preserved gateway into the historic medina of Meknes. Its name translates to "Thursday gate" from a local market that was held there every Thursday. Two bastions with small windows flank the gate, which is still used by pedestrians, bicycles and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Carol A S
Reviewed 6 December 2018

Gate is ceremonial and not used, but quite impressive to look at. It faces north so very difficult to get good light for photographs.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SuperDave47
Reviewed 5 December 2018

This was a lovely stop and a beautiful representation of a gate to the old city and an entrance to the area that was the jewish quarter. Definitely worth the stop.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CuriousTraveler6
Reviewed 16 October 2018

very impressive gate to entice you into the city and the old Jewish quarter. Good for a photo stop at least.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AdrianT-Perh
Reviewed 2 October 2018

It is a very beatiful gate like many we can see in Morocco. Of course we can't see them all, but this one is worth while.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MVLVA
Reviewed 26 September 2018

It is known as the Thursday Gate as a market was held in the area every Thursday. The gate is also associated with the former Jewish Quarter.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Terry M
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Bab El-Khemis Gate is nothing more than that - a gate. If you're in Meknes you will be driving by anyway so you might as well stop for a photo-op. Nothing much more to it.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank GVancouver
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