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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 reviewsbab mansouracross the streetmarble columnsbeautiful piece of architecturecould do betterhorse carriagesmall grouphistorical recordsdon t missimperial citymain squarequick stoptour groupbusy squareworth a quick visittake picturesroman ruins
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank Terry M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Bab Monsour stables held ,at one point, 12,000 horses. There are some beautiful showed places for pictures and wonderful rock ceilings and arched doorway. A nice stop.

Thank BloggerLinda
Reviewed 6 days ago

You don't know whether you can go in or not. The square is dirty. The tiles are tired and faded. There is not much else around but traffic.

Thank notyetretiredpat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very old gate and very nicely decorated And maintained It’s in the city center where your can see many traditional horse show , snake show , and many other shows, plus you can see many shops around

Thank AZIZ K
Reviewed 20 August 2018

It is a beautiful piece of architecture. Busy area with tourists. An historical monument, well preserved.

Thank jamkib
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Marziomartel
Reviewed 21 July 2018

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. It would be so much more to...More

2  Thank Deborah T
Reviewed 19 July 2018

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.

Thank TwinTourists
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Nice view but the street is always crowded so you can take proper photos, yet there is more beautiful locations than it.

Thank Nouran E
Reviewed 3 June 2018

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.

Thank otmandadda
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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.