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Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret

Address: Avenue Mohammed V, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #18 of 141 things to do in Marrakech
Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
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Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This has to be the first attaction that you want to see if only to get your bearings in Marrakech. It can be seen from most parts and if you can see it you should not get lost. its true that non-muslims are not allowed to enter, however it is still a worthwhile attraction that can be visited at any... More 

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Weedsport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Even though non-muslims are not allowed inside, this is still a wonderful and iconic structure to visit in Marrakech! Great location too as it is right outside the main entrance to the famed square and medina. Even if you only have one day in Marrakech, you really should make it a point to visit and see the beautiful grounds surrounding... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It is a shame non muslims cannot visit those wonderful and beautiful places. I was eager to get inside but could only get an outside view

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Heemstede, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A great landmark to orientate oneself by from the midst of the Medina. Lovely wide open space and gardens around. Shame one is not allowed in to have a peak at the inside.

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were not allowed inside but it is a beautiful mosque on the outside and includes ruins of a former mosque that was removed when the new one was built.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I have been in mosques in Turkey, Pakistan, India etc. So why can't I go into this mosque in Morocco? On the plus side, the gardens next door are rather pretty.

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Nice place to spend an hour wandering around and taking photos. It can be very coo, inside so wrap up warm and remember to cover your shoulders.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It would have been better if as a non muslim we could have had a look inside as its nothing from the outside. Still find it strange we are not allowed inside as anyone can go into any other place of worship.

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

this mosque is at an end of the main square and to be honest you cant miss it as no building in Marrakech is allowed to be higher than it. I believe tourists are not allowed in it but its still worth going up for the nice pictures you can get

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This mosque dominates the central square skyline and is striking and beautiful. I took some great photographs and enjoyed capturing it at different times of the day. There is some beautiful architecture and lovely doorways. The area around the mosque is not too busy and it is interesting as prayers are called.

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