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All reviews call to prayer focal point great landmark tallest building prayer times gardens surrounding friday prayers orange trees beautiful building your bearings the main square worth a visit jemaa el muslim tower skyline medina
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Walked to the mosque from Jemaa el-Fnaa. Then around the mosque on the right, through the gardens in the back, over to La Momuonia Hotel, and came back on the other side of the mosque. Landmark minaret which should be seen up close.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gerd-Hanne_Norway
Reviewed 2 days ago

As a non muslim we were not permitted in side but the doors were open and it is important to see the space.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RobertI4040
Reviewed 3 days ago

A good place to stroll around before going further down the road to the center of town where the souk is. Lush greenery and peaceful embience. Cannot go into the mosque unless you are going to worship. Generally, worth a short visit. There are freelance...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fam y
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

big monument mosque which has great building structure it's in the middle of medina and great eye spotter if your lost in the middle of the souks!!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank springburst
Reviewed 5 days ago

as others have stated non-muslims are not allowed inside the mosque which is their right entirely, but I do think this misses an opportunity to educate. The Istanbul mosques for instance give an insight into the religion and traditions which can't be unhelpful. Lovely building...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BrentJ512
Reviewed 6 days ago

We passed by the Koutoubia Mosque which was unfortunately closed. Built during the 12th century under the Almohads, it has a beautiful minaret 77 meters in height which has inspired others such as the Giralda in Sevilla

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 1 week ago

Masterpiece. Its minaret is the twin of La Giralda in Seville. They do not allow non-Muslim tourists to enter. Horrible the led panel placed in front of one of the doors, ruin the poetry.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Domenicosid
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfinished like Hassan Tower in Rabat. We could see from outside only. Just a stroll from the main square, Medina etc. Takes just a few minutes to see.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SrikanthSivaraj
Reviewed 1 week ago

Short walk from main square, beautiful architecture and pleasant gardens. Give at least 30 mins to get full opportunities for varied views and photos etc.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mark G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated at the end of Mohammed Avenue is the largest mosque called koutiubie mosque it has both mail and separate female prayer rooms which you can visit prayer times are every hour st the 45 mins time and you hear them prayers via loud speakers...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nathaniel-Richards
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17samanthat
31 March 2018|
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Response from ToMorocco | Reviewed this property |
Normally Koutoubia at any time you can go to see; but just the muslims can get access to his minaret.
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ahmed f
11 January 2018|
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Response from Naseeemaa | Reviewed this property |
Apologies. I’m not actually sure what time jummah starts. When we went we spent the whole morning there and that way we didn’t miss it. If you look non tourism guides it may help.
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2 April 2017|
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Response from khadijah24 | Reviewed this property |
No just modest dress as a Muslim
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