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Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret

Address: Avenue Mohammed V, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #15 of 62 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Fee: No
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This looks like a beautiful landmark from the outside, but I could not see an entrace where we could go in and explore. If you cross the road from the mosque you can head into the main square so it is a good base.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

It can be seen almost from every where in Marrakech. It is your orientation landmark especially in the old city. From inside, nothing peculiar;the same like most mosques but rather dim lighting and smelly carpets.

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staffordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Watch the sun drop behind the mosque through the haze of the smoke from the cooking stalls in the square, fantastic sight

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I didn't go inside but nice building from outside at the entrance of marakash souq and nice place for photos and u will see the nice Morroco style of building

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Really liked this mosque, even bought a souvenir at the Djemma el Fna of it. Sad we could not get in to see the inside.

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Nave, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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. Be considerate and respectful of the customs and do not try to enter the building if you are not of the faith.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

the peaceful and beauty space for feel peace of mind and beauty of the garden in the space the place not far from jamaa al fena and its minaret is also a point of reference for international architecture

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A must see for the architecture alone. Pity that the surrounding ruins have not been attended to more. Koutoubia Gardens, behind the tower, make a pleasant stroll & lead to the Manoumia hotel it's gardens & a gate through the old city walls.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This was an interesting visit our tour guide did a good job explaining about the place it's age and various events that have happened there.

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Fes-Boulemane Region, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This mosque not only has a gorgeous exterior but is also peaceful and serene (even during prayer times). It's very close to jama alfana so it can be loud at night when there are festivities. Overall a good experience and great for photos.

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