Citadelle et Palais El Mechouar, Tlemcen

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Admire the imposing, well-preserved ramparts of Citadelle et Palais El Mechouar, a 800-year-old castle built by Zianides kings. The citadel features a large mosque with a tall minaret, which dominates the area providing a panoramic view over the nearby city. Once inside, walk through the walled-off garden, past a cross-shaped fountain and a reconstructed amphitheater. The palace interior walls, ceilings, doorways, and columns boast some fine examples of the Arabic stucco and tile works, all have been recently restored. Put Citadelle et Palais El Mechouar into our Tlemcen trip builder tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • How beautiful it is to discover the jewels of his country very beautiful palace similar to the Nasrid palace of the alhambra in Granada. to visit absolutely.
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  • Another Tlemcenien site that was free and became paid for. To see for a first visit but the price is high given the size of the place.
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