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Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret

Avenue Mohammed V, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #18 of 90 Attractions in Marrakech
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Another historic mosque near the city center.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It's hard to miss the Koutoubia while in Marrakesh! While you can't visit the Mosque, it's well worth a visit. Walk around the building, walk in the gardens and admire this beautiful Minaret. It's nicely lit at night, and also very useful for orientation while in the Medina.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Amazing building that has been in existence for over 1,000 years! It is massive and the Minaret can be seen from afar. Unfortunately non Muslims are not allowed to enter and therefore I could not really comment on how it looks from the inside. Very impressive though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a lovely Mosque. The architecture is beautiful and is unspoilt. On our guided tour of the city, it was interesting learning about the features of this and other mosques - topping this one the copper plated globes on the minaret and what unfortunately looks a bit like a hangman's noose on top of minarets is actually a pointer... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Tour tout outside mosque meant we were unable to enjoy and admire the building. If the chap had stopped bothering us then we may have appreciated this historic site considerable more than we did.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter the mosque, but that certainly doesn't detract from either the mosque itself or its lovely gardens. The minaret is the main attraction here, and one doesn't need to enter the mosque to enjoy the beauty of the minaret. The Koutoubia Garden, immediately adjacent to the mosque, is a typical Moorish garden with palm trees,... More

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

During our visit to Marrakech, we appreciated visiting and learning about the Koutoubia Mosque. This Mosque, topped by four copper globes on its minaret is a focal point in the old Marrakech Medina. This 12th century Mosque is floodlit at night and is a great landmark when walking around the Old Medina. During our time in Morrocco, my wife and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Brilliant monument, we were there during ramadam, so was a fantastic sight to see when everyone comes to pray

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Beautiful structure and history, very impressive. Visit during the day, for fantastic photographs, and at night for the atmosphere, and lighting, very atmospheric.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Until Ramadan ends - 28 July - you have the extraordinary opportunity to witness the Moslem religious prayer ceremony enacted by thousands of male believers outside the Mosque (the sexes do not mix during prayer). The call to prayer begins @ 9pm, concludes @ 11pm and the courtyard is transformed from a flat concrete expanse with straw matting to an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Beautiful Mosque, looms tall over the city and best visited at sunset and night when it is lit up wonderfully.

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