Koutoubia Mosque

Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakech

Koutoubia Mosque
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Robbie
15 contributions
the mosque of marrakech
Feb 2021
The mosque view from the garden was awesome , but knowing the background history and how was built adding more joy
I recommend this sights
Written March 8, 2021
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samaubais
Aubais, France76 contributions
The lighthouse in Marrakech
Oct 2020
In Paris, you can visit la Tour Effeil among others. In London, you can enjoy Big Ben in particular, etc, etc.
In Marrakech, there is the Koutoubia, over 900 years old.
The Koutoubia, mosque and its minaret, is a religious building built in the 12th century by the Almohads. As amazing by day than by night (nicely lighted), it's our lighthouse in Marrakech.
I've been living here for almost 7 years and I still admirate it each time I drive or walk nearby. Our pride here in Marrakech. Among so many treasures ...
Written November 8, 2020
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Kemal Celik
Istanbul, Turkey217 contributions
Lovely Mosque
Oct 2020 • Family
Very lovely mosque,it’s always nice to hear Evan in a foreign country,you don’t feel lonely.We loved the voice of muezzin as well.
Written October 14, 2020
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Sly S
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AMAZING MOSQUE
Jan 2020 • Solo
Greetings All..

I've visited Koutoubia Mosque once before but my second visit was extra special as I had the honour of going up inside the square minaret, all the way to the top.

I was out of breath however it was sooo worth it once I reached the top as the views of Marrakech were amazing.

The mosque itself is a huge structure and the outer brickwork is very impressive. The dim lighting inside and the vast area and pillars and lights and architecture and a separate courtyard all make this mosque beautiful and it should most definitely be on one's list of places to visit.
Written July 29, 2020
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HINA W
Islamabad, Pakistan6,322 contributions
Largest mosque of Marrakech
Jul 2020 • Family
This beautiful rose coloured mosque was originally built in the Almoravid times but was demolished and rebuilt in the 12th century because it was not facing Mecca correctly. The name of the mosque Koutoubia hails from the Arabic word for bookseller. This is because during the Almohad times booksellers used to trade their wares at the foot of this mosque. The mosque has elegant decorations, arches and curved windows, grand ceramic inlays and a special minbar or pulpit. But the highlight of the mosque is it’s 253 feet high minaret. It’s design, which consists of spheres and spires, has inspired famous buildings like the Giralda of Seville and Hassan Tower of Rabat. No building in the surrounding area is allowed to be built higher than this minaret. The mosque is surrounded by well maintained gardens and fountains. The Muslims can visit it during the prayer times while the non Muslims are not allowed to enter it.
Written July 11, 2020
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naeem m
6 contributions
Superb
Jun 2020 • Family
Big central Masjid in Medina and 5 minutes walk to Jamma Al Afna where plenty of shops and a fresh juices.
Written June 20, 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia25,224 contributions
Historical building
Jul 2019
We visited and had a walk around the mosque area. The building dates to around the 12th century and its minaret is quite tall at about 80 or so metres high. The minaret was built by Spanish captives! The mosque is quite lovely and obviously has a lot of history behind it. Its history is literally all around it.
Written June 6, 2020
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Nigel
Exeter, UK231 contributions
Nice vistation
Jan 2020 • Solo
Beautiful Mosque 🕌 was. Really looking forward to visiting and it didn’t disappoint I never put up any photos of my vists to Mosques out of respect
As for some of the negative comments about non Muslims not allowed in
I have NEVER been refused entry
A little tip is to dress like the locals and then no one will question if you are a Muslim they just presume I have been doing this for years
Anyway beautiful inside
Written April 7, 2020
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Susan
Huddersfield, UK101 contributions
Beautiful Mosque
Mar 2020 • Friends
Absolutely stunning mosque with lovely gardens on the west side. On the east side is a door you can peak through. Non muslims are not allowed in the mosque so don't go in.
Written March 11, 2020
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Deryn H
Waterlooville, UK2,104 contributions
Peaceful place to relax
Nov 2019
We visited here as part of our tour of Marrakech. We were told that first inaugurated in 1157 and is the spiritual centre of Marrakesh. There was a small part of the old wall remaining which was made of clay and rubble, the rest was destroyed. It was a very peaceful place to walk around.
Written March 10, 2020
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