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“Quite pretty from the outside” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret

Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret
Avenue Mohammed V, Marrakech, Morocco
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“Quite pretty from the outside”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Looks nice from the outside, but would have been good to see inside. I'm not sure what the problem with mosques and non-muslims is in Morocco - I have visited mosques in other countries (e.g India) and there was never any problem with it. The gardens behind the building are quite nice but nothing to write home about.

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“Mosque”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

The mosque was nice from the outside but was not able to go into it as they would shut down after prayer times.

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“Impressive and imposing structure”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

It would be great to be able to see inside the mosque to 'feel' the spirit of Islam that is all around.

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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.

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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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