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“The Beacon of Marrakech” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret

Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret
Avenue Mohammed V, Marrakech, Morocco
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London, United Kingdom
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“The Beacon of Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Nio matter where you are in the city you can see it. The mosque is simply exquisite and seems to be the guardian of the city.

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“tall building”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Shame they didn't repaint it. Can't miss it it's big. Best bit is the call to prayer. Quite a nice atmosphere created by the horse carriages lined up next to it when it's lit up in the evening.

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“Is there something to see?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The outside is a mosque with a high minaret, and a large area with remains of an older mosque. Apart the minaret, nothing special. But, I would have liked to go in the mosque. But, when doors of a mosque are open, as soon as one approaches a bit, the locals start saying "défendu, défendu..." You're not even allowed to take a peek of the inside

Visited April 2013
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“Signature of Marrakech”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Though non-Muslims are not allowed inside, the exterior of the mosque is quite beautiful, and is a great photo-op. Though, in my opinion, there are many more stunning mosques in the world, the Koutoubia Mosque is a signature site in Marrakech, and shouldn't be missed.

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“The Eiffel Tower of Marrakech”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Close to the Jemaa el-Fna square you will find the Koutobia Mosque, Minaret an Gardens . Quite big you can see eat almost all over Marrakech , so its a good landmark if you need directions. . Its quite beautyfull , originaly built in the 12th century and next to it you will find the remains of the Almohad Mosque . Also you a have a nice entrance and a garden if you to sit down and wait for prayer time.Close there is the Turismo Office and a kind of mini bus central !

Visited April 2013
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