Shrob ou shouf fountain

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The Shrob ou shouf fountain (also spelled Chrob ou chouf) is situated in the medina of Marrakech near the Ben Youssef Medrassa.

History[edit]

The fountain was built during the reign of the Saadian sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603). Its crown is made of wood in the form of a honeycomb, and the whole is covered by a green tile roof.

On the lintel is an Andalusian inscription similar to the one on the Mouassine fountain. One of the inscriptions invites passers-by to drink and look (in Arabic: shrob ou shouf).

World Heritage Site[edit]

This Saadian fountain has been recognised since 1985 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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