on August 15, 2004
When it was built by Ahmed El Mansour in the 15th century, this building was considered the masterpiece of Islamic architecture and the city had reached its peak of civilisation. Unfortunately, it has been destroyed by Moulay Ismail, like most of the city. Today, there is little left of this marvellous building: just the big red walls and a garden in the middle. Storks have made nests on the walls and you can go up the tower to enjoy views of Marrakesh.
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