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“Interesting” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret

Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret
Avenue Mohammed V, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #19 of 91 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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“Interesting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

You can't miss it, and it is nicely lit up at night. We couldn't go inside but it has an interesting history.

Visited April 2013
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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.

Visited May 2013
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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.

Visited May 2013
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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.

Visited May 2013
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