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Address: Avenue Mohammed V, Marrakech 40020, Morocco
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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pintoresque

Very piintorsque with nice gardens in its surroundings. A landmark of Marrakech and a helpfull and visible site

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very piintorsque with nice gardens in its surroundings. A landmark of Marrakech and a helpfull and visible site

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The mosque is just beautiful, it shows the great capabilities of man and considering its hundreds of years old it's just a beautiful. Lovely gardens around the outside to simply just look at this building

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the most ancient minaret in Africa and it's style is replicated all over the continent. Even if you do not go inside, the view of the original site and the beautiful minaret worth the visit. I would recommend some reading about it before the visit.

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Pleasant Valley, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the minaret you see from all over town. Beside it is the archaeology site of the original minaret. You cannot go in any mosque in Marrakesh and I preferred seeing the minaret from a distance. Beware the women selling henna tattoos. They are way too persistent and the only hawkers I experienced who will actually grab your arm... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived outside of the prayer time and wished to offer prayers. The doors were locked. A lady indicated that we should knock and the doors opened. We were allowed in, where we offered our prayers. There wudhu area is in the courtyard of the Masjid and is really beautiful. Our whole family entered to pray in this magnificent historic... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Personally, I found koutoubia minaret to be nothing special. You can't go inside unless you're a Muslim, and from the outside frankly is no different from other minarets. The gardens are ok, but beware of people trying to sell you things you don't want by telling you they're For free and then ask you for money.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Non Muslims are not allowed entry into the Mosque but the minaret is the tallest building in the area and makes a good reference point. Nicely lit at night.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good spot to stop and have some shade after a stroll. Symbol of Morroco, the minaret is a clear example of how beautiful this architecture can be. If you're not a Muslim you cannot enter, therefore it's only possible to see this landmark from the gardens.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see the tower from everywhere it is a great landmark and definitely worth a visit, and the surrounding gardens

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Koutoubia is stunning and well worth a closer look. But the gardens are, for me, what makes this place. Sitting in the shade of the palm trees, watching the men pick the oranges whilst gazing on the magnificent mosque on one side with the snow-capped mountains on the other side in the distance is a real treat!

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