Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, Marrakech

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Stand in reverence of the artistry and scale of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, 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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  • The mosque stands out because he is so big, not so special. If non-Muslim we could unfortunately not visit the inside. We could walk around it only once.
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  • All areas of this attraction are a sample of the architectural wealth of Arab culture and its fusion of Berber elements. If you visited the South of Spain. an undoubted relationship of style and materials can be found in these places. You can not miss this ride if you want to know the architecture of this culture.
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  • I didn't go to the mosque. I just strolled around several times, because there is not much else to visit in Marrakech. Very nice place, and very beautiful minaret can be seen since plenty of other places of the city. In perspective in all roads. I enjoyed the Green mosque, displayed power management to outside.
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  • Don't get it! Really nice from the outside but no admittance to non Muslims so can only guess what it's like inside. Nice small garden area behind it to sit and catch some rays. Really looks good out up at night and is great for getting your bearings as it's the highest building in the city.
  • The place is mind-blowing from the distance and even so as you get more close to it. You can't get to the inside but can see it from the outside. If you want you can even cross the street and have a nice walk at the park and seat at a bench and enjoy the view. It's even better when the sun is going down.
  • Nice place to visit. Very old. I went inside and I believe it looks interesting from outside more.
  • For non-Muslim we can only admire the outside. There’s a garden surrounding the mosque. It’s beautiful to take photos on a bright sunny day!
  • Lovely mosque. The Jummah prayer lovely. So peaceful

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