Bab El-Khemis Gate, Meknes

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  • Very easy to find and love the architecture. This area is very busy with people doing their daily business.  more »
  • This is a huge gate in the first of three walls that surround old Meknes. There is a nice tiered park where old men play cards and kids play. People buy food and eat their lunches here. It is a very.....  more »
  • Bab El-Khemis is one of the gates located in the wall of Meknes, an imperial city in Morocco. In fact, it is located about 15 minutes far by walk from El Hedim Square. It is big and very beautiful...  more »
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  • Beautiful and perfect for great pictures. Horses, ostriches, snakes, singers, merch alot to see
  • Nice place. Tourists always visit it. But it's just a gate.
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  • Bab Lakhmis is an imposing gate that used to be the Western entrance of the city of the Amber Garden -Madinat Ar-Riad Al Anbari, built in the 17th century by order of Moulay Ismail. In those times, it was a beautiful city, but sadly, it was destroyed less than a century after by Moulay Abdellah,   Moulay Ismail's successor. Today, only ruins remain, yet the Bab Lakhmis gate is wonderfully preserved.   The Bab Lakhmis gate is decorated with bright colors, friezes with interlaced patterns and Kufic writings. For instance, you can read these sentences: “I am the gate open to every people, whether Occidental or Oriental” and “I am the joyful gate of the same splendor as the full-moon in the sky.   I was built by Moulay Ismail. Fortune and prosperity are engraved in my frontage, I am surrounded by bliss” translate the sultan's ambition and open-mindedness. The gate is framed with massive walls and two crenelated towers. A little advice from Hertz Morocco: rent an inexpensive car to discover the region of Fez and the Medina of Meknes where you can admire the infamous Bab Lakhmis gate. Bab Lakhmis is a majestic gate built in the 17th century in Meknes, not far from Fez. To admire this historic site and visit Morocco easily, think about renting a car. Area map: Bab Lakhmis gate in Meknes To go there: car rental Fez or car rental Fez airport (Hertz Morocco Fez car rental agencies).
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