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“The Marrakech Landmark”

Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret
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Reviewed 24 December 2011

An Almohad structure (dating from about 1150 AD) the minaret of the Koutoubia mosque occupies an unique site close to Djemma el Fna. The mosque itself is not open to non-Muslims but the external architecture is pleasing - the 1 to 5, breadth to height ratio conforms with the medina proportions of scale. Situated in a relatively modern plaza of flagstones there are the newly (2000) excavated ruins of the previous mosque there, and in addition a saint's whitewashed tomb (a koubba) of Fatima Zohra borders the plaza too - the adjoining avenue bears her name as well. There are attractive rose gardens with pools and other water features lying just behind the mosque and providing a vantage point for photo opportunities.

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Reviewed 24 December 2011

This is an important Mosque for the Moroccans, though the entrance is banned for non muslims. I didnt like that!

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Reviewed 23 December 2011

For non muslin it is not allowed to go inside but from the ouside it is just amazing and its garden as well.

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Reviewed 23 December 2011

The Koutoubia Mosque and the Minaret are my favourite places to break the stress; i sometimes do not have nothing to do so i prefer to go for a short visit in the koutoubia Mosque and the Minaret; Because there i meet other visitors; enjoying my time with people around.
the Minaret is great; has a wonderful and exceptional decorations; at night become special by the lights so i really love this place and i recommend it for everyone; not to be missed if you are visiting Marrakech city.

Thank ayuz
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

Landmark tower in case you get lost. Beautiful minaret. Inside is not very ornate, quite simple and white. But its a long mosque with lots of arches and nice courtyard at the back with a fountain to do obulations. There are free plastic bags on the side to carry your shoes. Non muslims are unfortunatly not allowed inside.

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