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Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret

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Address: Avenue Mohammed V, Marrakech, Morocco
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Interesting in a central location.

A central point of Marrakech, lovely to see at different points during the day with the skyline backdrops. Always a busy area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is the place that is in so many pictures of Marrakech. The best time to see it is at night when it is lit up and surronded by night markets. We could not go inside as it is not open to tourists but the gardens and the tower are lovely to see and this was a handy landmark to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This would probably be a very different review if I could see inside but non-Muslims are not allowed so there is really not much to see. The call to prayer is interesting but not unique compared to other mosques.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A central point of Marrakech, lovely to see at different points during the day with the skyline backdrops. Always a busy area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Koutoubia is not open to tourists. We walked around the gardens nearby and walked around the outside of the mosque. As it was Ramadan the outside was set up for the large numbers of worshippers who attend the prayers. The tower dominates the skyline of Marrakech and is worth seeing up close.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Due to religious differences i respected the rule that non Muslims shouldn't enter the mosque. Wish I could have! It was beautiful from the outside but not too much I could see from the outside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

When traveling, we always try to see important sites to the locals. This came highly recommended from our hotel and guide. Non-Muslims are not able to enter any mosque in Morocco. We were present during Ramadan and the entire square was prepared for large crowds during the times of prayer. It is nice to admire the architecture from the exterior... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a cool place (given that it is a somewhat iconic symbol of Marrakech) to see but there are lot of other cool places to see first. You can't go inside (unless you are Muslim) so you really just get to take pictures outside. It was surreal to stand by it and listen to the call to prayer. Go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Was really beautiful to see the Koutoubia Mosque although unable to go inside. Was able to observe final prayer during Ramaden which was quite special. An unforgettable experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Surrounding the mosque is a beautiful garden that is perfect for admiring the mosque and taking a break from the busy medina. The mosque itself is architecturally beautiful as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

the koutoubia mosque stands just across from jemaa el fna square and the tower can be seen from the hustle and bustle of the square, the architecture is lovely, we walked round the mosque and my husband went in to pray so i strolled around looking at the gardens i could hear the noise from over the road but it... More 

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Address: Avenue Mohammed V, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Marrakech

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