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Mechouar

A Mechouar outside Royal Palace in Tétouan, Morocco
for the municipality of Casablanca see Mechouar, Casablanca

Mechouar or mashwar (Arabic: المشور‎ - Spanish: Mexuar) is a place mainly existing in Maghreb. It is served as a place for consultation (Arabic: michawara), where government of sultan's affairs are managed.[1]

The Mechouar may exist inside a palace as a large patio or outside it as a Plaza square. Generally, all the area surrounding the royal palace is referred to as a "mechouar".

There are many palaces in Spain, mainly in Andalusia which have their Mexuars used at the era of Al-Andalus.

Zianid's palace in the mechouar of Tlemcen, Algeria

See also

References

  1. ^ Abadie, Louis (1994-01-01). Tlemcen, au passé retrouvé (in French). Editions J. Gandini. ISBN 9782906431027.