Bab el-Mansour
Meknes • Morocco

From: Morocco Travel GuideMeknes Travel Guide

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Bab el-Mansour, Meknes, Morocco
The Bab el-Mansour is an elaborate gate that at one time led to the imperial city and is one of the most impressive gates in Meknes.

Completed in 1732 by Moulay Abdallah who was Sultan Moulay Ismail's son, the gate features beautiful white marble columns as well as a lattice effect of carvings, inscriptions across the top and colourful mosaic work that surrounds the arches and general facade.

The inside of the gateway is now a gallery displaying arts and crafts.

Attraction Location Guide
The Bab el-Mansour is located in the El Hedim Square.