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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  • This palace/museum is great to learn about Moorish architecture and culture. It's not very big but you can wander around the palace area and outside. There are small exhibits that explain some of the ...  more »
  • Some great restoration has been done to make the palace look like it's former self. A mini Alhambra in Tlemcen  more »
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