Koutoubia Mosque
Koutoubia Mosque
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  • Andrew K
    64 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Photo opportunity but little else
    Great photo opportunity but offers little else, although it is just a quick walk from the main square and is a quieter location to reset your senses. Built in the 12th century next to an earlier mosque the ruins of which you can see. This is the highest building in the city and can be seen for miles.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 20, 2023
  • Laurence P
    Newhaven, United Kingdom131 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Mosque
    Great picture opportunity. Plenty of vendors around, but little hassle. Felt completly safe as a couple. Walk around to view different sides and architecture of this beautiful Mosque. You are unable to enter unless you are muslim.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 29, 2023
  • SAMERAH D
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, well worth the visit!
    Beautiful place to visit, a lovely self guided walk up from the square, away from the hustle and bustle of the square. A lovely walk around the gardens surrounding the mosque & lovely benches to sit down and admire the tower. The mosque was closed due to the earthquake that occurred in September & scaffolding was visible therefore closed to the public. Beautiful to admire. Lovely cafes & restaurants on the surrounding area. We loved it!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 15, 2023
  • Bruce C
    Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom157 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Great Building filled with architecture
    Although you can't actually go inside the Mosque, it is worth time to take a good long walk around the building and just take in the breath taking character and style, it's a fantastic building with nice surrounding containing fountains on the approach. Wonderful photo opportunities. We didn't go on a tour just wonder around the city on our own.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 13, 2024
  • TomFarhias
    Kongsberg, Norway522 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just outside view
    As it is closed to the medina we went for a walk around the building. It is a beautiful building and historic one, and it was nice to look from the outside, as it is closed to non-Muslims. You do not spend more than 20 min unless you want to spend some time in the surrounding gardens.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 5, 2024
  • Soudamini Mohapatra
    Bengaluru, India1,206 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tallest Minaret in Marrakech
    Nice mosque with a tall minaret of 77 meter, surrounded by garden. It's an important landmark of Marrakech, built in the 12th century. A religious site and used for daily prayers. Could see it only from outside.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 30, 2024
  • Bob H
    Watsonville, California1,144 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    worth stopping to see
    I believed that is the largest mosque in Marrakech. The minaret is the tallest structure in the city. The mosque survived the recent earthquake. You can see scaffoldings and workers near the base of the mosque. You can only view this mosque from a distance.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 1, 2024
  • Sol M
    New Jersey12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extraordinary!!
    You can't come to Marrakech without visiting this place. The Koutoubia Mosque is the monument of Marrakech not to be missed, it is the tallest building in the city at 77m. This 12th century mosque has a magnificent minaret. The mosque is located to the south of the medina, near Jemaa El Fna square.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 25, 2024
  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China19,926 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not open to tourists
    This large mosque is a major landmark of Marrakesh. While the tall, encompassing minaret is the most recognizable structure in the city, the mosque itself is not open to tourists. Visitors will have little understanding of the place as information is very limited.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 5, 2024
  • A. Petter
    Zeist, The Netherlands198 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    More than worth a visit.
    The Koutoubia Mosque is the most iconic building in Marrakech. All other buildings must remain lower (77 meters). The history is very interesting and the religious importance is great. More than worth a visit. Be aware of the fact that the mosque cannot be visited by non-Muslims.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 10, 2024
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carolhart2016
Cheshire, UK110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Entry is only to Muslims, but we were aware of this. Gardens are nice to walk round.
You take your life in your hands crossing the road from the Médina, however sit and have a drink at the cafe on the corner and watch the world go by with a great view of the Mosque.
Written March 2, 2020
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Sly S
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Madan Gopal M
Bengaluru, India7,726 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Amazing architecture, imposing structure,this mosque was rebuilt in the 12th century, a place of worship, attracting people from all over, spacious inside, open ground outside offering an enchanting sight of sunset, it appears when this mosque was built there was a cluster of more than 100 booksellers, therefore it's called Kutubiyyin (booksellers mosque). As this is an active place of worship,one should wear proper dress and maintain decorum. Entry is free.
Written May 7, 2023
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samaubais
Aubais, France95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Jason JG
Tucson, AZ46 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Solo
Nothing much. Yet I must say the minaret is massive and esthetically elegant. You can view it from the square. Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter the mosque. But I’m sure the inner space of the mosque is more stunning, judging from some previous reviews done by Muslim visitors.
Written September 22, 2022
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iamface
Aberdeen, UK1,723 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
dont go inside but just take picture the landmark only. the tower is quite pretty actually. you could take a bit time for watching the appearance & design, it is detailed and exquisite. good for visit
Written February 24, 2020
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ldgp14
Walsall, UK3,248 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
The over 800 year old Koutoubia Mosque is a can't miss on your trip to Marrakech, quite literally as it is by far the tallest structure in the city. Having visited La Giralda just 8 days before it is clear it took its influence from Koutoubia. When you see the minaret it really feels like one of the worlds great monuments. It also has a lovely garden outside which has some shade to escape the intense Morrocan heat.
Written July 28, 2022
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Musicians Mum
1,113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
I have seen this a few times on previous visits,It is a very iconic building and a landmark so one can never get lost in the souk!!!!
Surrounding gardens and square are pleasant.
Nhis visit,whilst walking to the souk ,I found an interesting "tree" in the square,a solar panel tree!!Complete with charging sockets and suchlike.
So representative of modern Morocco,embracing modern technology and preserving heritage.
Written June 5, 2022
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,437 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The eye catching 77m high minaret of Koutoubia mosque stands out. It dates from the second half of the 12th century. It was and to some extent still is an example for minarets constructed all over the country and beyond. La Giralda in Seville is probably the best example of similitude. Built later, but during the same period during which the Almohad dynasty settled and ruled over large parts of southern Spain. For me the main difference between the two is that La Giralda is embedded in a much larger (Christian) complex and prosperous modern city, while Koutoubia stands alone. Most other structures in Marrakesh are much lower and the city is less developed. Perhaps for these reasons more impressive?
Written August 1, 2022
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