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17, Rue Ain El Anboub et Rue Lalla Aicha Adouia | Quartier HAMMAM JDID, Meknes 52000, Morocco
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Because it's regarded as the most impressive city gate in Morocco (though residents of Fes and Marrakech might take exception), the Bab Mansour is a regular stop for large tour buses. That makes individual appreciation of its grandeur -- let alone a decent photograph --...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kirk E
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing Gate and to think the columns were taken from the ancient Roman Ruined City of Volubilis centuries ago. Fabulous.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank RuthyGlasgow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s in a really busy area with traffic going every which way, but if you can dodge the traffic it’s a really impressive piece of architecture. Designed by Mansour Laalej for Sultan Moulay Ishamil in the 17th century, the gate contains one of the most...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Meknes is a fairly big city with impressive city walls. The most beautiful part of the walls is the entrance to the old medina, the gate called Bab el Mansour. It is very large, shaped in a typical Arab fashion and set with tiles which...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mira V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like all of the Royal Palaces in Morocco, it is closed to the public. The gate has an interesting history. If you see the gate, cross the street to see the Place Hedim Square where you can watch snake charmers and various entertainers and interesting...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Richard N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the most impressive entrance gates to any city. It is a triumphal arch with marble columns, details, geometric combinations and beautiful tile work. It is a definite photo op. Read about it in your guide book before or when you arrive.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank shapgo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Impressive. The surrounding area as well as the gate itself. Lol at a picture on line and then be impressed by the beauty and detail of the entire structure wait until people get out of the way to get a really good picture. Learn why...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TomWall60
Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

I was happy to visit Meknès, This northern city has over 20 distinctive gates. We visited “Bab Mansour” one of four most beautiful gates in the world per the internet. This gate is the entrance to the former imperial city.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Travelingourworldwck
Reviewed July 18, 2019 via mobile

Meknes is one of the Imperial Cities of Morocco. This gaye is saod to be the largest in Morocco- and so a MUST visit !! Very historic. Grand. Imposing. Beautiful.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kingpaul100
Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

The gate is the largest in North Africa and was interesting to see. Local artisans selling prints just inside and quite economical. Free to see and right busier busy Médina.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Abdullahkhan98
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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.
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