madrasa bou inania

Bab Bou Jeloud - Fes, Morocco

Bab Bou Jeloud, or the Blue Gate, leads to Fes el Bali, the oldest walled part of Fes. The monumental gate was built in 1913, in the Moorish style. It features three symmetrical horseshoe arches, and is interlaced with polychrome glazed tiles. The tiles on the outside are coloured blue, while the tiles inside are green. From this gate, you can see Bou Inania Madrasa, the only madrasa in Fes that has a minaret. 

The are around the gate is one of the busiest thoroughfares in the area, with people, cars, donkeys, and mopeds heading through the gate. Cafes on either side of the gate also offer a great view of the gate, and are great for people watching. 

Morocco.Fez.An employee stands inside Madrasa Bou Inania ( a koranic school in Fez ,Founded in 1351 this is widely acknowledged as an excellent example of Marinid architecture ).2015