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The focus of Place el-Hedim is the huge gate of Bab el-Mansour , the grandest of all imperial Moroccan gateways. The gate is well preserved with lavish (if faded) zellij and inscriptions across the top. It was completed by Moulay Ismail's son, Moulay Abdallah, in 1732. You can't walk through the bab itself - which is opened only on grand occasions - but instead have to make do with a side gate to the left.






















 

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It is a beautiful gate, but I was more struck by another gate in Meknes while being on holiday there last month. It was the huge gate close to the mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, leading into the dilapidated but immense Dar Kebira. Do you hae a picture of that one?
 
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