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The gate was built to be the most impressive of the city and it still fits that designation. Columns for it were taken from the Roman site of Volubilis, one World Heritage Site helping another. It dates from the 18th c.
Completed in 1732 this huge gate has beautiful decorations such as the ancient Koranic inscriptions, the emerald green shades zeillij tiles and the enormous marble columns coming from the archaeological site of the ancient roman city of Volubilis.
Today it is the best preserved gate...More
This beautiful gate pierces the walls of the casbah leading to part of the Imperial City, the Kasbah of Moulay Ismail. The gate was started around 1672 by sultan Moulay Ismail and complete by his son in 1732.
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If you are driving around Meknes, you will more than likely drive past this beautiful and impressive gate. There is no place to park so you might have to take pictures quickly in a slow-moving car as we did.
This is one of the biggest gates in Morocco, established by an European architect who converted into Islam and his name became AL Manssour. this beautiful gate finished 5 years after Moulay Ismail death in 1732.