Bab Boujloud, Fes

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Take the picturesque entrance to the old quarter by passing through Bab Boujloud, 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 Boujloud and beyond, use our Fes online driving holiday planner to get the most from your Fes vacation.
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  • Main gate to enter this mythical medina... beautiful architecture to door nearby taxis and other cafes and restaurants. Main gate for tourists
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  • Dont go there if you are not close to it because it is not worth the trip. It is ok. It is a gate, blue from one side and green from another.  more »
  • Am old gate with a lot of taxis-Dacia parked -and a lot of noise. Gate needs a restoration because is dirty from mud and people hands at the entrance a lot of "guides" will wait for you.Use google map...  more »
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  • The entrance to the Medina for most visitors, so it's also the place where find most of the tourist-friendly restaurants in the old town. The gate is fairly new. Built by the french in the mid 20s after they destroyed the original one.
  • A real authentic morrocan experience inside the walls of Fes. Beware! it is a very busy area with many small streets where one can get lost very easily! Highly recommended to go both during the day AND during the evening- different atmospheres.
  • The best place ever where you can see Moroccan tradition
  • The main gate to the medina of Fes, a must seeing gate, made of green and blue tails. Small restaurants at the entrance, decide the prices before you order, they do traps and you can pay expansive some times. Shops of sweet Moroccan pastelary are around there, you have to test some, that is the occasion.
  • Wonderful place must see tasty food craftsman making beautiful goods jewels
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