Was able to visit and pray. Going to the top of the minaret provides amazing views of the whole city and Atlas Mountains.
Easily spotted from afar due to its height.This was an impressive sight from outside but as only Muslims were allowed entry we could not visit the interior.We did get a glimpse of the main prayer hall as one of the main doors was open. Next to the Koutoubia you will find the remains of an earlier mosque.The bases of the... More
Bestrides Jemaa el Fna. Tranquil gardens behind it but no water in the fountains which made it a bit sad. Great to sit in one of the cafes overlooking the square and the mosque as the sun goes down. Very atmospheric.
We spent a long weekend in Marrakech and used this mosque as a reference point throughout our stay. We also walked around the outside (as non-Muslims we couldn't go inside) and there is a nice park area next to the mosque (which is closed in the early evening). We found it most helpful to orient ourselves as we were coming... More
Anybody who reads any of my reviews knows that I don't really do history. I just know what I like when it comes to culture and architecture. You can see the Koutoubia Mosque from pretty much anywhere in the City, but up close and certainly when it's calling to prayer, it really is quite a magical, mystical, spiritual and even... More
Unfortunately you cannot enter the mosque unless you are muslim. Impressive building with nice gardens and greenery around.
The Koutoubia Mosque is absolutely beautiful and a must see if you are in marrakech. Many of the reviews say non muslims cant enter, but if you dress appropriately (men & women) there is no problem in going inside (no one is standing at every entrance quizzing you to see if you are muslim lol). Of course it is a... More
It looks very beautiful and interesting from the outside. Its a little frustrating not to be able to go in. The minaret is a great landmark as it can be seen from most parts of Marrakesh and that way you do not get lost!
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