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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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Very beautiful mosque. Surrounded by the most exquisite gardens. Great place to sit and just relax. During the day it's quite quiet, but at night it's very busy and you can't go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Very beautiful mosque. Surrounded by the most exquisite gardens. Great place to sit and just relax. During the day it's quite quiet, but at night it's very busy and you can't go into the gardens unless you're going to the mosque. To be fair though, it is currently Ramadan at the moment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

You can view the Mosque from many places in Marrakesh. It has a minaret tower 253 feet high. It looks wonderful at night when it is all lit up. It's made up of bricks and sandstone in a reddish colour. There are curved windows and many other features giving it a true beauty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Although not able to go into the mosque you are able to watch but not intrude in the prayers that take place in the square at the bottom of the minaret. The minaret can be seen from all over Marrakech and symbolises the city. It is well worth close inspection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Koutoubia Mosque is simply stunning! My friend and I visited the mosque as part of a discovery tour (I recommend you go on this tour as you visit the main attraction in Marrakech) so the tour guide was able to tell us all about the mosque and the history behind it. The guide also told us that we could not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

You cannot miss this iconic building as it dominates the main square of the medina and can be seen from numerous roof top restaurants for miles around, that said its just a tower, and as magnificent as it is , non muslims cannot enter the building and the grounds whilst well manicured are not that spectacular, worth a few photos... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

You cannot visit Marrakech without seeing the Koutoubia Mosque. The minaret, emanating from the Mosque, towers above all others. It is an imposing and ancient building, with beautiful architecture, and decoration. The grounds and gardens are huge, and offer plenty photograph opportunities. Sadly, unless you are Muslim they'll only be from the outside, as the mosque itself is out of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

There is a big thing about the gardens here but personally I thought they were quite drab, whether it was the time of the year or that the injury I was carrying was getting to me I am not sure. They are nice and very structured, but it was all palm trees (which makes me think it was the time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

You cannot visit Marrakech without seeing the Koutoubia Mosque. It's useful for navigation if you are lost as marks the edge of the Jemma el Fna. Nice to walk around but not much to see/do other than take a few photos so should not take long.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Koutoubia Mosque & minaret are an enchanted arena of sights, and activity. The minaret, emanating from the Mosque, towers above all others. It is a large and ancient building, with architecture, and decorations that resemble the powerhouse that was. The grounds are vast, and present many opportunities for photography, from the outside only, as the mosque itself is out of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Really impressive to see from outside and nice gardens outside too, just wish we could go inside. This is probably the most stunning building in Marrakech and a great landmark to base your day around

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

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