Place El Hedim

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In order to get from the Bab Mansour to the museum Dar Jamai, you have to cross the "Place El Hedim" ("Square of Destruction"). Legend has it that the name originated in Sultan Moulay Ismail's building activities. He had torn down a number of houses that originally were part of the medina in order to form a large, presentable forecourt for the entrance to the Ville ImpĂ©riale. It is said that initially the construction waste was piled on the premisses of the Place. Nowadays it is still not in its best condition, very "touristic" and a center for merchants and street hawkers, who offer bits and pieces for the tourists.

June 06, 2006 new by bernhadette (3 points)

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