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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 »
  • This is a Medressah or a religious boarding school. Four such seminaries were built in Morocco during the 14th century in Fez, Salé, Marrakech, and Meknes Abou Inan. All of them were beautifully... 
    This is a Medressah or a religious boarding school. Four such seminaries were built in Morocco during the 14th century in Fez, Salé, Marrakech, and Meknes Abou Inan. All of them were beautifully...  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.
  • It's a must see in Meknes! Amazing mosaics, decorative stucco, wooden cedar wood ceilings and fantastic view from the terrace. It's very well preserved and it gives you the feeling that it wasn't very long ago the last time that it was in use. It has 26 rooms cells each hosted two students so 52 in total. The students were confined in this room during all the revisions of the Holy Koraan with only water, bread and olives as a meal.
  • Inside the Madrasa was beautiful. The small details in the wood and stone is stunning. The rooftop also provided an amazing view of Meknès. Tickets for adults are 60 Durham, free entry for Moroccans. Some of the walls in the classrooms and living quarters could use refurbishing. Overall, seeing Madrasa Bou Inania was a cool experience.
  • I’m giving it four stars because it’s pretty... €6 to get in No info given Old man with no teeth can only say “I don’t understand” in French... not much else. Felt frustrated at the lack of renovation, no information. It seems to be a thing here in Morocco. Rip non Moroccans off...

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