Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakech

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Stand in reverence of the artistry and scale of Koutoubia Mosque, constructed during the 12th century CE. The mosque includes a large courtyard and gardens, while the main sandstone and brick represents the traditional Almohad style, with minimal decorations taking the form of geometrical holes and inscriptions. The towering minaret stands 77 m (253 ft) tall, with a spire of gilded copper balls. You can plan Marrakech trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • It has more fame than it deserves, it is an ordinary mosque on the outside, naturally inside it is not visited.
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  • Built in 1147 during the Mwahid dynasty, this minaret mosque is 77m high and a landmark in Marrakech. The minaret for the azan to call for worship is also characteristic of each region, and the Moroccan one is a prismar shape. It is interesting to see that it is in a completely different format from Turkey and Iran, and that the same Islam differs from country to country.
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  • We pass by the mosque by the end of the day, we catch a fresh day, but it is worth visiting this moment which is one of the main mosques of Morocco
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  • I really liked this mosque, because the architecture is so beautiful. I recommend going there at sunset, since you will get great pictures. I would also suggest to visit the surrounding parks - also a lot of good photo opportunities!
  • Beautiful place. It was really a nice place to take a walk and enjoy the gardens. There were a lot of vendors selling orange juice, sugar cane juice and other snacks. It was nice to just relax for a bit and have a juice to cool off during the hot summer days!
  • We tried to enter but it was aways closed. No signs, nobody to ask, no logic or explanation. The exterior of the building is spectacular and can be seen from all around. It is really the symbol of Marrakech and must seen!
  • Great historic mosque. The minaret is very high and you can see it from far away. There are beautiful gardens and this area is quite lively and meeting point for locals and tourists.
  • One of the great old mosques in Morocco. Regular prayers are conducted. Nice recitation during the prayers. The only issue is there is no direct wash rooms and the one located outside of tye mosque is quite small and not that hygienic.
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