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Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret

Avenue Mohammed V, Marrakech, Morocco
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As featured in 3 days in Marrakech
Ranked #20 of 91 attractions in Marrakech
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Another historic mosque near the city center.
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Cos Cob, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We visited during Ramadan and the experience of the faithful at the mosque is quite moving. You cannot go inside the mosque if you are not a Muslim, but the exterior is well worth the visit.

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Holland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The garden is amazing for escaping from the hot Moroccan sun, but try not to be too close during the call to prayer because it can be quite loud.

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london
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

amazing building very beautiful worth a visit. visited the building with tour guide who explained about the mosque and its history its a major landmark so go visit it especially if you are into culture and history if not then give it a miss

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Gloucester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

visit the Medina in the old town and the jewish quarter to sample Marakech. You will get the atompshere, energy and sometimes squalor, ingenuity of the people side by side with living history.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We first viewed the minaret from the end of a long boulevard. It is the oldest mosque in Marrakech and is the tallest structure at 77 metres. We walked around the building and visited the original foundation of the older mosque from the 12th century. The mosque can hold 20,000 people inside and another 20,000 outside on mats amongst the... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Dominates the square in Marrakech, has a cute garden and beautiful architecture however I had seen mixed reviews regarding muslims/non muslims allowed inside. When we attended, were told non-muslims not allowed.

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glasgow g43 2ha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

It is a truly beautiful mosque standing there for over a 1000 years. The interior is only accessible to muslims. It is the oldest mosque in Marrakech. Every night thousands of people sit around there to relax in the evening. If you are every lost in the medina, use the Mosque as a guide as to where you are.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Once we had located and memorised the outline of this mosque it was a useful landmark. It was the subject of an attractive show of coloured lights at night and was home to a great number of feral cats. Definitely worth a tick on the Marrakech checklist but as a non-muslim, was not particularly interesting

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Minaret dominates the city skyline and is very impressive. The ruins of the old mosque adjacent are extensive - it must have been vast when it was complete. The existing mosque is not open for tourists but you can go and rest in the nearby park, under the shade of the orange and lemon trees or an even larger... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

lovely place to walk around take pictures both night and day as looks different at different times of the day very bussy

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