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“an amazing building” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tin Mal Mosque

Tin Mal Mosque
Street R 203 | Medina,Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco
+212 676-124587
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Ranked #14 of 62 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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London, United Kingdom
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“an amazing building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

it ws truely an amazing mosque, we were able to walk around the grounds it was so clean, lots of people begging for money you had to keep saying no to them

Visited January 2014
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“Doesn't Live up to Hype”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

It's not a big detour, just a few minutes off the Tizi N'Test road, but really not much to see. Most of the site has been heavily restored, leaving only one aisle with the original stucco work for which the mosque is famous. The caretaker is not far away and you'll get in quickly, but don't allow more than 20 minutes or so for the visit.

Visited November 2013
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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“Remote Altas Mountains mosque”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Tin Mal is a remote mosque in the Atlas mountains. If you have a car brave the dirt roads in the mountains and drive up from Marrakech, the route is beautiful and perfectly safe as long as you abide by one important rule - 'big' has priority, so pull over when a big lorry approaches. In the area close to Tin Mal you'll find little French spoken except at cafes, but the people are friendly and helpful - a meal is easily found but you may have to have the dish the cafe owner is prepared to make - usually a delicious omlette. The mosque is now a monument only, a guide will show you around if it is open but even a view from the outside is worth the trip along the valley road. Inside you can marvel at the solitude, the symmetry and the dedication such a remote mosque must have taken to build. The village there is straight from biblical times, the children only say 'bonjour', unless you can understand berber. Tip generously.

Visited November 2012
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“Tin Mal Mosque”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We drove from Marrakech through stunning scenery in The High Atlas to visit this exquisite 12th Century Almohad dynasty mosque. The winding road seemed to go on for ever and hardly another car in sight! A couple of local lads sitting outside greeted us and told us they would get the key to open up! The simplicity of the mosque and the magnificent arches give the feeling of of infinity....... Being the only tourists there made it feel so special!
We would highly recommend stopping for lunch opposite the mosque where there is a small restaurant called Chez Abdou. We had a salad followed by the most gorgeous Berber Omlette cooked in a large terracota dish there! The owner and family were most hospitable to us chatting to us about the mosque and the country. And with Tin Mal opposite what a backdrop to a wonderful meal!!

Visited October 2013
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“beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

The Tin Mal Mosque is a mosque located in the High Atlas mountains of North Africa. It was built in 1156 to commemorate the founder of the Almohad dynasty, Mohamed Ibn Tumart. It is one of the two mosques in Morocco open to non-Muslims, the other being the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. The prototype for the Tin Mal mosque was the Great Mosque of Taza, also built by Abd al-Mu'min. The Koutoubia in Marrakech was in its turn modelled on it.

Visited June 2013
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