Bab Rouah
Rabat, Morocco
Built in 1197 by the Almohad ruler Yaqub al-Mansur, this elaborately decorated monumental port was one of five in the city walls of Rabat.  Inside the gate two large vestibules measuring 4.2 x 2.2 m give way four smaller rooms that are 5.65 sq. m.  In 1960 the space became an art gallery.  It was renovated between 2001-2002 the Ministry of Culture.

SOURCES:
"Bab Rouah - Historical Site, Architectural Wonder and Exquisite Art Gallery." Bab Rouah in Rabat. Accessed February 05, 2015. http://www.morocco.com/attractions/bab-rouah/.

"Galerie Bab Rouah." Ministere De La Culture, Royaume Du Maroc. Accessed February 05, 2015. http://www.minculture.gov.ma/fr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=124%3Agalerie-bab-rouah-&catid=43&Itemid=129.

Location
1, avenue de la Victoire , Rabat, Morocco
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Associated Names
Associated Collections
Events
1197/593 AH
Style Periods
1130-1269
Dimensions
l 28 m, w 27 m, h 12 m
Variant Names
Bab Rouah
Bab al-Rua
Bab er-Rouah
Alternate transliteration
Gate of the Winds
Translated
Galerie Bab Rouah
Alternate
Building Usages
city walls
military
gallery
public/cultural
gate
military
Materials/Techniques
brick
Keywords
adaptive reuse
city walls
galleries
gates