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Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret

Avenue Mohammed V, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #17 of 89 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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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

You can't miss it. This is the architectural monument that defines Marrakesh or Marrakesh is recognisable because (but not only) because of it. Unfortunately, the place is not open for visitors who are non-muslims. It's a pity. One can only imagine how the place looks like, indoors, but by judging according to the beauty and simplicity of the façade one... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret is the Centre of Marrakech. The minaret can be seen from almost all parts of Marrakech, It is supposed to be the highest Minaret, and the largest Mosque in Morocco. It is also very close to the Marrakech Medina Market (Soukh) . A site not to be missed

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

hardly worth the hassle getting there you can see no money has been spent on tourism or trying to make the place worth visiting the architecture was bad not beautiful or worthy of note wasted money going there

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The mosque was locked and we had to ask the caretaker to open it up for us which he kindly did. The mosque was not very big but was tranquil and the rear courtyards were beautiful, gave an air of calm and peace.

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Really nice and peaceful, you can sit down and enjoy the view, or take a break, because you will need it!

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Lisboa, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A mosque like many others in the country that has a garden around where people pray. Nothing special but ok.

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Guilford, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This Mosque symbolizes Marrakech for many people. We could not go in, but in the evening many families gathered here and went across the street to the Jmaa El Fnaa. It was not as hard to cross the street here as it could be in NYC. Overall, pretty place but I found it unusual to see some of the fountains... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

As non-Muslims aren't allowed inside, you're just looking at the outside of a building. It's as nice as any building is from the outside and worth seeing whilst in Marrakech but I wouldn't say that it's particularly spectacular. I'm sure that inside it is lovely but you can see it from 500 yards away, you don't need to make the... More

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Bramley, Hampshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Although the mosque was not open for tourists as the Muslim religion does not allow it, I would make the effort to go and see this wonderful piece of architecture! We got some amazing photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

You can hear the call to prayer from any direction in the old city especially from Jma al Fna. Although tourists are not allowed in, during the prayers, the doors are open and you can see the prayers being performed. In the evening it becomes a social hub for many local residents who relax in the gardens adjacent to the... More

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