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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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  • This 14th-century university college has a fine, elegant decoration that covers every courtyard (ceiling, floor and wall) and combines three basic materials - cedar wood, stucco and mosaic. All this creates a harmonious whole. The first floor is surrounded by modest student cells. The roof overlooks the city.
  • beautiful interior (a little bit aged and cracks on tiles could be spotted), good rooftop view. There are small rooms on the top floor that you can overlook at the courtyard. there’s a room at the end of the corridor at the second floor that can look at the market.

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