Bab Bou Jeloud (also spelled Bab Boujeloud or Bab Boujloud) is an ornate city gate in Fes el Bali, the old city of Fez, Morocco. The current gate dates was built by the French colonial administration in 1913 to serve as the grand entrance to the old city.
The name Bou Jeloud dates from well before the existence of the current gate. By one account, the name is a vernacular corruption of the expression Abu al-Junud ("Father of the troops"), referring to a parade ground or military square, in this case the large square known as Place Bou Jeloud (now also called Place el-Baghdadi) just west of the gate.: 107 It is also located near the site of what used to be one of the main citadels of Fes el-Bali, the Kasbah Bou Jeloud, as well as near the Kasbah en-Nouar.
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Damjan Pjević | Jan 15, 2018
There are a lot of good restaurants and interesting places around. However the gate itself is boring and the only thing you can do with it is take a picture. meh. We walked almost 1 hour looking for it because we thought it was more magnificent
dali bnt | Mar 3, 2018
Nice place in Fez. It is called the blue door. We walked through the medina which is a labyrinth and at the end we saw the place Bab Boujloud
YG 10 | Feb 6, 2018
One of the most interesting enteries to the old medina
ahmed bounou | Feb 8, 2018
you absolutely should visit this city
sim mal | Dec 16, 2017
this is the "main" gate to Fez Medina! and it's a great spot for your hotel! nearby you have ctm bus station and lots of coffee bar, restaurants, just everything! another important thing is.. you just need to say "blue gate" and every taxi driver knows it!
Jorge Tuda | Mar 31, 2018
The entrance to the Medina for most visitors, so it's also the place where find most of the tourist-friendly restaurants in the old town. The gate is fairly new. Built by the french in the mid 20s after they destroyed the original one.
Liat Lev Ary | Mar 5, 2018
A real authentic morrocan experience inside the walls of Fes. Beware! it is a very busy area with many small streets where one can get lost very easily! Highly recommended to go both during the day AND during the evening- different atmospheres.
Abderrahmane Bouayad | Mar 19, 2018
The best place ever where you can see Moroccan tradition
Ahmed Traveler | Mar 18, 2018
The main gate to the medina of Fes, a must seeing gate, made of green and blue tails. Small restaurants at the entrance, decide the prices before you order, they do traps and you can pay expansive some times. Shops of sweet Moroccan pastelary are around there, you have to test some, that is the occasion.
Mohcin Bajja | Apr 8, 2018
The structure is a triple-arched gate that makes use of Moorish architectural forms, with pointed horseshoe arches and a crenelated top. Both the inner and outer facades are covered in polychrome tiles featuring arabesques and Moroccan geometric motifs, with the outer facade predominantly blue and the interior facade predominantly green-ish.Strangely, the actual doors of the gate seem to close and lock from the outside; perhaps an indication that the French administration saw it partly as a means of controlling the movement of the inhabitants inside the medina. Beyond the gate, a small square ringed by shops and restaurants today gives access to both Tala'a Kebira and Tala'a Seghira, the main streets of the city leading towards the Qarawiyyin and the heart of the medina. The silhouettes of the minarets visible through the main arch when standing outside the gate are those of the Bou Inania Madrasaand a nearby mosque.
Martina Matejas | Apr 14, 2018
The gate itself is magnificent but everything else around it so out of sync. Too noisy and crowded. If the wind is right, you ll get some unforgettable memories from the nearby fish&meat market 😂
Carmen Panuta | May 8, 2018
Beautiful. Must see!
Salim Benjelloun | Jun 1, 2018
Good place. Of course this doesn't mean good people! Honestly, those illegal tour guides are so rude if you don't do what they want. Don't listen to them. Just know where to go and ignore them.
Brittney Chui | May 30, 2018
Entrance to the Medina, beaudtiful gates. Very busy and crowded once inside. Be prepared for tour offers and pushy sellers. Overall good experience with lots of variety and interesting things to see.
Alaoui Mhamdi | May 26, 2018
I have been working there for more than ten years . The place is adorable
Yog Man | Jun 17, 2018
Blue gate... one of the entry and exit point of madina.. you have here few good restaurants on roof top to have drink or to eat..as once you have passed away blue gate ..in madina..you can find everyshòp except place to drink and eat..
Hassan Raja | Jun 29, 2018
It was beautiful to look at but somewhat underwhelming given its reputation. I would still recommend you visit the gate nonetheless.
Matt Clarke | Jul 29, 2018
Interesting site to see. It is a main entrance to the Medina and winding streets of the market. There are some really good restaurants and places nearby.
iamai Mony | Jul 17, 2018
It is a very big market with a lot of historical sites And it feels good wandering in the old streets of this city
Larah Oh | Aug 4, 2018
Cool Meeting place uphill. Well protected, Real busy, wonderful Café
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