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“An Ancient mosque”

Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Very nice at a garden mosque, worth the visit, and the tower has its charms. can be ssen from a distance and will guide you to the spot!

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Only muslims are allowed inside, hence we had to be content with viewing it from the outside. It is an imposing structure that you can see wherever you are in the Medina

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

This mosque is the center of all the action. It has the highest minaret in Marrakech probably and the design and architecture of the mosque is a dated and moorish. This is a mosque that depicts mosques built during the caliphate of the Islamic history.
Visit the mosque with a guide if possible to get to know the most about it. Or otherwise read up on wikipidea before visiting. only muslims are allowed to go inside and pray. Sometimes you also get lucky that they might allow you to go up the minaret making you have a 360 view from the tallest minaret of the city.
recommend going during the evening times and sitting there watching the world go by. There are also the gardens behind the mosque that you can visit and go sit in.

Thank Waqas1987
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Koutoubia mosque is the largest mosque in Marrakech. The minaret is 77 metres tall. It was completed under the reign of the Almohad Caliph Yaqub al-Mansur (1184 to 1199), and has inspired other buildings such as the Giralda of Seville and the Hassan Tower of Rabat.
Amazing architecture. Inside the mosque, it's very simple with arched columns providing beauty and tranquil atmosphere. Unfortunately it is only open for prayers and non-Muslims are not allowed to enter (which is a shame as it is very simple yet beautiful inside. Tip: the side doors of the mosque (jemaa el-fna side) open during afternoon "duhr" prayers and you will be able to take a sneak preview.

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Reviewed October 12, 2013

The Koutoubia minaret is a landmark and best of all, free! You will see it on your journeys into the medina. We had a carriage ride the first evening which we thought was reasonable, 200 dh for an hour around the medina and city walls, including passing by the Koutoubia mosque. Non Muslims cannot enter the mosque so we didn't get to see inside.

Thank Diane C
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