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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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Meknès and Roman Ruins of Volubilis Day Trip from Fez
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Vry crowded

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Joop V
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Ede, The Netherlands

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Fes, Morocco
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 15 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 8 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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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Biggest gate in Morocco, just of the main square, right across the street, take a caleche and enjoy the ride around the palais royal

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This is one of those must photos but there are many around Morocco that can compete. The area around was amazing on Friday night as there are huge markets in the square with clothing, pottery, food etc.

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