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‘Fes - Bab Boujeloud’

On the picture you see the monumental Bab Boujeloud, one of the most famous city gates in Morocco.

While it’s generally considered as a good starting point to explore the medina of Fes el Bali and probably its most beautiful point of entry (certainly the main entrance), this gate is one thousand years younger than the rest of the old town.
Perhaps you will be surprised but it is constructed in 1913 under the French protectorate.

This gate marks the end of Fes el Jedid and the beginning of Fes el Bali.

Most visitors consider it as a must-see sight.
Pictures of it have been posted before on TE but then always the view from the outside. Here you see the other side.

The side facing out is covered with Fassi blue ceramic tiles painted with flowers and calligraphy. The colour is different when you enter the gate. The side facing the medina (the one you see here) is green, the colour of islam.
A detail of the green tiles can be found in the workshop.

When you enter through the gate you will find several small restaurants, some with terraces. The area around the Bab Boujeloud is very lively and definitely fun.

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