Admire the imposing, well-preserved ramparts of Citadelle et Palais El Mechouar, a 800-year-old castle built by Zianides kings. The citadel features a large mosque with a tall minaret, which dominates the area providing a panoramic view over the nearby city. Once inside, walk through the walled-off garden, past a cross-shaped fountain and a reconstructed amphitheater. The palace interior walls, ceilings, doorways, and columns boast some fine examples of the Arabic stucco and tile works, all have been recently restored. PutCitadelle et Palais El Mechouar into our Tlemcen trip builder tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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For those wanting to learn about the history of Tlemcen and Algeria in general, recommended for a few hours visit. Beautiful architecture, mosaics, and cultural exhibits. Restoration is ongoing... more »
Small castle in the Middle of tlemcen city ouest of Algeria. It has been built around 10 century and has a hint of andalousia castle. Its name means Consultation from the arabic word "CHOURA" ( as... more »
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