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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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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... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2016
chandrapriti
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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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Brussels, Belgium
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 reviews
Reviewed 16 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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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
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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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

You can't avoid seeing the Bab Mansour, and it's one of 25 gates into the Imperial City of Meknes. It's visually inspiring and historically fascinating - make sure you read about it, or find a guide to fill you in on the details.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This is likely the most beautiful gate in Africa according to our knowledgeable guide. It is quite large & has a history behind it. It is worth a visit if you are in the area. You only need 15 minutes to visit. Across the street is a nice outdoor market with restaurants & shops. There is also a market indoors... More 

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

A reflection of design styles that can be found throughout northwest Africa and southern Spain. Impressive but not breathtakingly so

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Fine example of Islamic architecture. Must see in Meknes. While there also pay a visit to the Souk, especially the covered section for food and spices. Great photo ops!

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