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Bou Inania Medersa, Meknes

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Impressive carvings and elaborate tiled decoration help to define Bou Inania Medersa, the only madrasa in the city that features a minaret. Founded in the mid-14th century, this prime example of Marinid architecture was designed both as a theological college and a congregational mosque. The recently renovated structure features elaborate zellij and carved plaster, cedar lattice screens, and huge brass doors. The site draws visitors to see its Islamic geometric patterns on plaster, wood and tiles; its rectangular green-tiled minaret; and its onyx marble columns supporting the an ornate mihrab ceiling. The madrasa is accessible for non-Islamic visitors and is considered a landmark structure in the quarter. Arrange to visit Bou Inania Medersa and other attractions in Meknes using our Meknes trip planner.
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  • Definitely the most beautiful attraction in Meknes , at least it was open The ambiance is really great Take the time To look in detail the handcraft work Stunning Don’t forget to visit the common.....  more
    Definitely the most beautiful attraction in Meknes , at least it was open The ambiance is really great Take the time To look in detail the handcraft work Stunning Don’t forget to visit the common.....  more »
  • The medersa was very beautiful and I could take nice pictures however it is very limited.Still I would recommend to go there because it is a must visit in the meknes tour. 
    The medersa was very beautiful and I could take nice pictures however it is very limited.Still I would recommend to go there because it is a must visit in the meknes tour.  more »
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  • very hard to find ( without a guide) and it was closed (most likely for renovation since most monuments are undergoing construction/renovation until 2023). So if you want to visit meknes, i would suggest waiting a few years
  • Visiting the Madrasa Bou Inania was to me a complete immersion in the history of the imperial city of Meknes. The moment I step in this 700 years old edifice, I was amazed by its interct Moorish architecture and extreme attention to details. The Madrasa is simply a living testimony of the Moroccan craftsmanship and a work of art that has defied time.. I would recommend paying a visit to it..

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