Bab Bou Jeloud, Fes

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Architectural Building · Tourist Spot
Take the picturesque entrance to the old quarter by passing through Bab Bou Jeloud, a grand archway covered in blue mosaics. Built in 1913, the monumental gate was originally intended to provide protection for the medina; however, the advent of heavy artillery compromised its effectiveness, so it opted instead to intimidate with its attractiveness. The shimmering blue mosaic features floral patterns, geometric shapes, and calligraphy. Today, locals and tourists use this local landmark as a meeting place. For Bab Bou Jeloud and beyond, use our Fes online driving holiday planner to get the most from your Fes vacation.
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  • Bab Bou Jeloud is the very elaborate gate to the Medina, the souk, the market place. This Gate is not really very old, but was in fact built in 1913, to replace the much older,original Gate which...  more »
  • At first I was impressed by the beauty of the blue decorated facade, but then the guide told us it was built by the French in 1915 or so. That was the moment when I realized that my house is few...  more »
  • Great exploring all around this area. Old city. Great restaurants. Nice local shops. Download maps.me for great navigational help in exploring the old city.  more »

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