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Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret

Address: Avenue Mohammed V, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #14 of 62 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Another historic mosque near the city center.
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This architectural splendour is not just for the Muslim visitor, but anyone who appreciates the beauty and craftsmanship of a bygone era. It is centrally located and easily accessible by bus or taxi. You're welcome to take as many photos as you wish and it's best to get a local guide to explain some of the history as well as... More

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Carcassonne, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

A landmark visible across most of Marrakech, an enduring art work surrounded by pretty gardens, tranquil amidst the surge of taxis, traffic and horse-drawn tourist caleches. Illuminated at night, a visual pleasure from a terrace restaurant or hotel reminding you of Morocco's rich architectural history and enduring craftsmanship. Timeless.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter this mosque, but it's worth admiring from the outside, listening to a story about it's history and appreciating it's location as the major landmark in the city of which to find other attractions.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

A shame, but understandable, that non Muslims can't enter the mosque. I would have loved to have seen the inside. It is very beautiful from the outside and a fixture of the Marrakech sky line.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This structure is an amazing work of architecture. I asked several locals if they could tell me how old it is and sadly they could not but I found out that it was completed between 1184 and 1199! The brick work is fabulous but crumbling in many places. There are also ruins on one side of it that you can... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

As others have said this is a beautiful mosque, but apart from that you can't go inside. There is a nice garden at the side with lime trees where a weary traveller can rest.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Lovely Tower that can be seen from distance with lights creating ambience. Area around are frequented by families eating poppy seeds, talking & taking in the experiences of tourist going by. Lovely architecture!

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Gandhinagar, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

It's big and impressive.It's a nice mosque but that's pretty much all. You can't go inside so that's not much too it. It looks very pretty, both during the day and night when its all lit up. Even before I made my trip to Marrakech, I had read some reviews and somebody had very rightly said, it's good for navigation.... More

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West London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is an impressive landmark and looks particularly beautiful at night when the minaret is lit up. It's worth walking right up to it and looking up - it's the tallest building in Marrakech at 77m in height (other buildings are meant to be smaller than the height of a palm tree). We could see the minaret from our Riad... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It's a nice mosque but that's pretty much all. You can't go inside so that's not much too it. It's just at the big square.

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