Being among the most famed gates of Morocco, the Bab Boueloud is suprisingly young. It was built as late as in 1913 and marked the completion of Fez el-Bali and Fez el-Jedid. The gate is strikingly beautiful, with the view from the outide as the most impressive.
Decorations in purple-blue on the outside, green on the inside.
Seeing the minarets and the houses thorugh its opening marks an excellent introduction to Fez. As you enter the gate, note that the colour of the mosaics change: the outside blue reflects the colour of Fez, while the inside green is the colour of Islam.
It is not only the gate that is of recent age. Most of the surrounding houses also belong to the 20th century. But it is easy to be fooled, as it looks much older.