Bou Inania Medersa

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Open daily. Another good example of a Moroccan Koranic School. It was built in the 14-th century under the Merinides. There is a good view from the roof.

Similar to her famous sister in Fès, the Medersa Bou Inania in Meknès is one of the main attractions for visitors. It is usually overrun by tourists.

It is said to have been built in the 14th century (ca. 1336-1358) by the Merinide Sultans Abu Hassan and his son Abu Inan, after whom the Medersa is named.
You should make an effort and climb up to the roof, from where you have a beautiful view on Meknès. When descending don't miss a look into the upper floors' tiny rooms. Here the students of the medersa lodged. Some of the chambers have a window, from where you can look down to the court.

Usually the Medersa Bou Inania is open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., but in Ramandan the opening hours vary. The entrance fee is 10 MAD (about 1 Euro).

If you enter the Medina by the Place El Hedim, just follow the street until you get to the "Great Mosque". Right next to it you will find the Medersa Bou Inania.

August 14, 2006 change by bernhadette (4 points)

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address:Meknès, Medina, next to the "Great Mosque"

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