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Address: Avenue Mohammed V, Marrakech, Morocco
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Very tall minaret get your bearings from it if you're lost. Beautiful architecture right beside site of original mosque visible easily. Opportunity of some wonderful photos.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Possibly biggest minaret in Marrakech. Historically beautiful, Religious and great architecture.Next to the Market of Jemma El Fana. Loved it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Very tall minaret get your bearings from it if you're lost. Beautiful architecture right beside site of original mosque visible easily. Opportunity of some wonderful photos.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

There are nice gardens in the area, but if you're not Muslim, you cannot go inside. To be honest, I didn't even see a way to get inside. The tower is a good landmark if you get lost.

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Brighton, Engand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The Koutoubia dominates the centre of Marrakech and is visible for miles around. It is the iconic landmark of the city with its beautifully proportioned 12th century minaret soaring above the Medina. Although you can get quite close and stroll round the adjoining gardens and archeological site, the minaret and the mosque itself are out of bounds for non-Muslims. For... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

You cannot miss the minaret as it is the highest building in the area. This is an old mosque, extremely well preserved. My regret is that they do not have tours for non-Muslims. Surely all they need to do it to ask people to dress modestly and respect the place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Beautiful building but unfortunately you can go in if your not a Muslim but other than that the area is worth a visit with a nice park to sit and relax on a hot day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

the story is interesting , the garden is ok . can not enter to not Muslims. very nice to see for 10 min , there are much better places to visit :-)

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I enjoyed a midnight walk around the Koutoubiya mosque, the greatest beauty of Marrakesh ... so close, yet so far ... so magical, yet so unattainable ..

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Unfortunately the Koutobia mosque appears to be off-limits for non-moslems. Both our hotel manager and a tour guide thought that non-moslems were not allowed entry and our enquiries at the entrance met with indifference (we were both modestly dressed, my companion also having brought a headscarf). There were no signs advising of opening times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

What a wonderful building - a very special place - sacred. Although the visitor cannot enter the Mosque it is still well worth a visit to view its external beauty - understated but magnificent.

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