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Koubba Almoravid

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Reviewed December 8, 2018

This shrine is probably the only remaining 12th century structure in Marrakech from the Almoravid Empire. Just about everything else was destroyed by the invading Almohads. It is near the Musee de Marrakech and the Ben Yousef Madrassa. Worth passing by since you will likely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

Koubba Almoravid is one of The few remainings from architecture from The period of The Almoravid. Very interresting, but The workers Said, it is not open before in two years.....

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank InaMariaBarbara
Reviewed March 13, 2018

The area is undergoing refurbishment and is fenced off so take a photograph and then move on there are better attractions to see.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank johnhp702
Reviewed January 31, 2017

This small building, half submerged below the modern street levels, embodies all the decorative motifs which linger in any Arabian Nights fantasy. It's part of the old Almoravid Mosque complex from the twelfth century. Sadly it's been closed to visitors for years now (for its...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank Windowseatview
Reviewed December 17, 2016

As other reviewers said, Koubba Almoravid is one of the oldest buildings in Marrakech, built during the XI century by the Almoravid dynasty. Located in the north part of the medina, minutes away from the Museum of Marrakech, Ben Youssef Mosque and also The Omar...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank British_lover
Reviewed May 6, 2016

Saharan Berbers, fierce warriors under their religious ideology established the Almoravid dynasty that ruled the south of Morocco for a thousand years from around 1040 on. This "Koubba" or shrine is one of theirs and easily one of the oldest buildings in Marrakech. It was...More

Date of experience: April 2016
3  Thank AMsays
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Built in 1127, it's the only surviving monument of the Almoravid period, so it's worth a look but can't be visited. Koubba means dome and it's a very elegant one, it was used as a fountain by the neighborhood and a place for ablutions before...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Bernard B
Reviewed February 18, 2016

Before Saadian dinasty, was Almoravids and this is one of the few buildings that stand from that period. Is closed for renovation, but we can see it from outside.

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank SakinWorld
Reviewed June 17, 2015

Unfortunately, when we visited this koubba, it could not be entered but we took pictures of it from outside. Great example of one of the older and less, luxuriously decorated sites within the medina

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank MamboMumbai
Reviewed July 9, 2013

We stood outside admiring it since it no longer opens to public. You can see the beauty standing in front of you, it was a place for the worshipers to go wash themselves before they step into the mosque to pray. Lucky for those who...More

Date of experience: July 2013
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