Mendoubia Gardens


This large park is full of strolling couples and children playing football. The Mendoubia Gardens are flanked by an elegant line of colonial buildings, perhaps the most attractive of its kind in the city. At the top of the central hill is a monument flanked by cannons that contains the speech given by Mohammed V asking for independence.

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1. Medina

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2. Grand Socco

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The Grand Socco is the romantic entrance to the medina, a large, sloping, palm-ringed plaza with a central fountain that stands before the keyhole gate,…

3. Sidi Bou Abib Mosque

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4. Musée de la Fondation Lorin


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5. Nahon Synagogue


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6. Galerie Conil

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7. Tomb of Ibn Battuta

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8. St Andrew’s Church

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