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“Tall and beautiful.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret

Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret
Avenue Mohammed V, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #18 of 90 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Another historic mosque near the city center.
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“Tall and beautiful.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

The mosque is the tallest building in Marrakech and can be seen from most places. The history is interesting, but its best to have a tour guide with you that will tell the story. You cannot go into the mosque unless you are a muslim so i cannot say what it looks like from the inside. It opens up half an hour before praying time and that is when it is very busy. It is well worth a visit though to see what is Marrakech's most important landmark.

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“Seen almost from everywhere in Marrakech ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Ok, worth to visit just because is the icon of Marrakech. In the centre of a nice garden almost separate the old and the new city. You will see it almost everyday because the tall minares is recognized from everywhere! Also beautiful in night.

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“Fabulous views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

The architectural is simply outstanding, they will overwhelm your scences. Take a local guide to help you appreciate the grandeur of the place

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“The likes of me are not allowed in.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Seeing as I'm not a muslim and not allowed in, I do not consider this to be a tourist attraction! It's a shame, as I love Moorish architecture and enjoy learning about other faiths. Rules are rules though...

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“Brilliant from far away, not that great close up”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

The Koutoubia Minaret stands iconically over all of Marrakech and is gorgeous, but when you actually get to the Mosque, you can't go in and instead all you can really see is some non-interesting excavations, and a poorly kept garden terrace.

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