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Bab Bou Jeloud

Fes, Morocco
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Ranked #7 of 32 attractions in Fes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

… is a pleasant look, even though it's green from the inside. Be sure to take Fès' most popular photo with the two minarets seen though the gate.The ceramics shine nicely in the sun. If you are in Fès you'll see it anyway and some cafés and restaurants are nearby.

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Marrakech, Morocco
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34 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

One of the most beautiful gates of the city, it's the easiest way to enter the medina of Fez access especially of you want to go to Tallâa Kbira & Talâa Sghira

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Boca Raton, Florida
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91 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This gate is relatively modern, bring only about a century old. Beautiful blue mosaics on the outside. Green on the inside. It's a portal to the medina. There are self-proclaimed guides, which I turned down. The gate is a colorful subject for photos.

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Worth visiting. Great reference point in case u get lost in the Medina. Lotsa restaurants, atm, by the gate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Excellent architecture in good condition. Imposing, and ideally placed on the tourist route for a photographer. Worth viewing.

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Katonah, NY
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175 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

You will undoubtedly pass by at some point. We saw better gates elsewhere. However, the gate is useful as a point of reference, as there are signs to it and it is referred to all the time. There are also several ATM's right in the vicinity of the gate, as well as restaurants and souvenir stands. It is quite annoying,... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Although constructed in the early 1900, it is a perfect match for the old city gates and the walls. It is a gorgeous example of Moroccan artisan capabilities.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Don't linger around here and be assertive with persistent 'guides'. Tell them firmly and politely that you know where you're going, even if you don't.

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London, United Kingdom
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Beautiful architecture which you won't need to hunt down as you'll most likely come across it on one of your forays in to the medina. Worth reading up some history on it to appreciate its meaning and importance to the city. Great little sweet/pastry seller just a minute away in the first few stalls of the medina on your right... More

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uk
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

if you go to fez then you cant avoid this gate,because most of the riads are near this gate and taxi,grand taxi,buses all comes here, 'blue gate'.its here where most of the resturants are and at this gate starts the famous road - 'Tala kabira' and Tala Saghira'.Smell of food around this area,especially evening, is excellent.

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