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.


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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