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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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  • A landmark that can't be missed in beautiful Fés, it's one of those things that needs to be seen in real life, to appreciate them more, because a picture doesn't make justice to its beauty!  more »
  • For most visitors the exodus into the Medina brings from here. The name refers to the blue tiled face of the gate. The gate is beautifully decorated with blue tiles on the outside and green on the...  more »
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  • Rich with authenticity and culture! Definitely visit here if you have the chance. Sometimes there is a pungent smell and donkeys braying through. A lot of cats too. On Fridays- in the morning and early afternoon, it is not very busy and quite a lot of shops are closed. so it’s good to go then if you are interested in exploring rather than shopping. You can get lost. You may have some locals that offer to help you “find your way out” and take you on a very LONG route out and then ask for money for their services. So be aware of this! But it’s still not worth missing.
  • It's AMAZING!! you better put on some comfortable shoes, or your feet may hurt. Because you're definitely going to walk between 3-5 hours minimum to see very much of the old medina. All their hand crafted art, more than beautiful and the candy ans food is great! Just the town by it self is an art

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