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Maroc, Salé (Rabat), porte de la medersa et porte de la grande mosquée, dans la médina (14e siecle)
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Salé was once a fortress, a prosperous city until the late 16C thanks to international trade, before being supplanted by Rabat, from which the Bou Regreg River separates it. It is currently benefiting from investments designed to give it a second wind by developing its riverbanks, a project for an arts and crafts complex and other tourist infrastructures. Salé’s real charm lies intra-muros between its souks and medersa. Be sure to buy some pottery here, a speciality of the town due to the nearby Oulja quarries.

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  • Bab Mrisa Interesting

    MA - 11032 Salé

    This monumental gate once spanned the canal. Built by the first Marinid sultan after the alert of 1260, Bab Mrisa shows techniques that are still very close to those used on the Almohad gates in Rabat. Flanked by two narrow towers, it features a Goth..

  • Sale Medersa Interesting

    R. Ash al Shaiara MA - Salé

    Medersas, establishments designed for Koranic instruction and student lodgings, were built in this country by the Marinids between the 14C and 16C. The Salé Medersa was built according to their traditional aesthetic codes and organising principles: a..

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