We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret

Address: Avenue Mohammed V, Marrakech, Morocco
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
$39*
and up
Marrakech Discovery Tour
77%
Ranked #14 of 80 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Write a Review

1,348 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    487
    550
    268
    33
    10
Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

If passing you must take some time to admire to Koutoubia - you may also go on the day excursion and your guide will give you some history of the Koutoubia and the theories behind it's design. It's a great marker for navigate towards the Medina walls as well.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Top Contributor
508 reviews 508 reviews
365 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This review is quite late. The Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret is located just opposite Islane Hotel where we stayed. Since the mosque is off limits to non-Muslims we just took advantage of the opportunity to take photos from a distance. The the Koutoubia Mosque is a short walk away from Jemaa el-Fnaa.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

All I can say is please try and capture this masterpiece at sunset absolutely stunning. You can not go in but just standing outside is magical

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bishop's Waltham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
60 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

A wonderful monument which is a great point to look at so you never lose where you are. Strolling towards it this is a treat on the eye with palm trees and caleches

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

because the shadows and the light make for wonderful photos. Walk all the way round and sit in the gardens overlooking the Minaret and buy tea from the tea sellers.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Looking at this from jeema el fna is lovely. Especially as the sun sets. Up close it is nice to look at the architect and gardens. The detail is quite something. It's useful as a landmark when you are lost as well, seeing as it is so big. We saw it from the menara gardens as well, lovely sight. You... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Came here for Friday prayers and was taken back by the beautiful courtyard placed in between the mens and women's prayer room. The women were slightly hostile towards me and my crying baby (very hot weather and hungry baby) and the pre orayer kutbah scared me slightly. Other than that it was lovely.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The ultimate symbol of marrakech, no travel is complete without a selfie outside this mosque. There is local regulation that no building can be higher then koutoubia in the old city so this means it will always tower above teh city

Was this review helpful? Yes
Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A Beautiful old Mosque sympathetically restored in a very tranquil setting, whilst outside there is the hustle and bustle of the city.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Non-Muslims are not allowed to visit inside the Mosque but the outside is lovely and you may get a peek inside when the doors open to allow worshippers to enter for prayer.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret also viewed

Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
 
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
 

Been to Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?