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“Wash before pray” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Koubba Almoravid

Koubba Almoravid
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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“Wash before pray”
5 of 5 stars 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 got to visit the interior of the dome.

Visited July 2013
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“Small but Perfect”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Architecturaly and historically interesting. Buy your combined ticket to see this, the Museum and the Medersa (School) which are all in the same small area.

Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
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“We are so lucky the conquering empire left the Koubba standing!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

It is so intriguing as to why the conquering Almohads destroyed all the mosques and minarets and other buildings of their rival the Almoravids in the 13th century and left this one building standing. But whatever the reason was, it is wonderful to see! Apparently, it is where one went to perform ablutions, ritual washing of the hands and feet, before entering the mosque for prayer. It is fairly modest and can be taken in in just a few minutes, but we found ourselves hanging around to look at it from all different angles. Very beautiful!

Visited March 2011
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marrakech
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“Historically fascinating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

This shows the many layers of Marrakech right down to what is basically a toilet! It's fascinating though to see how built up over generations Marrakech has become and this was obviously a bath-house come toilet in it's day. If you are visiting the Medersa and the Musee you should take advantage of the 3 for one ticket and give it a brief visit too.

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London, United Kingdom
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“Interesting but not a must see”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

This is apparently the only building left in Marrakech from the Almoravid dynasty but I'm not entirely sure about that - our guide suggested as much! Anyway, it's a semi interesting structure to explore with a guide who can explain it's history but nothing amazing and you won't have missed much if you don't see it.

Visited September 2011
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