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Koubba Almoravid

Youssef Mosque, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #58 of 88 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We stood outside admiring it since it no longer opens to public. You can see the beauty standing in front of you, it was a place for the worshipers to go wash themselves before they step into the mosque to pray. Lucky for those who got to visit the interior of the dome.

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Blackburn, Lancashire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Architecturaly and historically interesting. Buy your combined ticket to see this, the Museum and the Medersa (School) which are all in the same small area.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

It is so intriguing as to why the conquering Almohads destroyed all the mosques and minarets and other buildings of their rival the Almoravids in the 13th century and left this one building standing. But whatever the reason was, it is wonderful to see! Apparently, it is where one went to perform ablutions, ritual washing of the hands and feet,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

This shows the many layers of Marrakech right down to what is basically a toilet! It's fascinating though to see how built up over generations Marrakech has become and this was obviously a bath-house come toilet in it's day. If you are visiting the Medersa and the Musee you should take advantage of the 3 for one ticket and give... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

This is apparently the only building left in Marrakech from the Almoravid dynasty but I'm not entirely sure about that - our guide suggested as much! Anyway, it's a semi interesting structure to explore with a guide who can explain it's history but nothing amazing and you won't have missed much if you don't see it.

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Marrakech, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

The Almoravid koubba (Koubba Ba’adiyn) is adjacent to the Musee de Marrakech and the Medersa ben Youssef on the south side of Place de la Kissaria. One entry fee (60 dirhams) covers visiting all three sites. It is contained within a fenced enclosure and sunk several metres below the current street level. It looks somewhat unprepossessing but it’s the only... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2010

This attraction is nearby the Medrasa ben Youssef and the museum of Marrakech. You can buy 1 ticket for these 3 attractions together. This is cheaper than buying seperately. It was about 60 dirham. It is worth a visit, but you can also see most of it from the street. In fact you do not necessarily buy a ticket.

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