Koutoubia Minaret & Koutoubia Gardens, Marrakesh

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    The Koutobia mosque

    by dabuwan Updated Feb 15, 2003

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    The Koutobia is a large, old mosque, with the highest minaret in town, that is somehow the symbol of Marrakech. It dates back to the 12th century, it has a very fine architecture and it is very well preserved. Unfortunately, non-moslims are not allowed to get in (as with almost any mosque in Morocco).

    The Koutobia mosque

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    Pay a visit to the Koutoubia...

    by Krystynn Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Pay a visit to the Koutoubia Mosque.

    Located in the heart of the historical Medina, this landmark is indeed THE symbol of Marrakech, together with the popular Djema el-Fna Square... found just around the corner.

    It is impossible not to notice the awesome minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque.... yes, at whatever hour of the day. The pink sandstone, taken from quarries once found in the hills surrounding Gueliz, changes color as the sunbeams strike it at different angles (with the passing of the day).... The effect is as if it were a gigantic torch! Quite impressive, I must say...

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    The Koutoubia Mosque is...

    by hajin Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The Koutoubia Mosque is unavoidable in Marrakesh. With the highest minaret in the city, you can really see it from everywhere. There's an interesting history about the new mosque and the old one, of which you can still see the ruins, but you can probably find that in your guidebook.
    If you're not Muslim, entrance inside the mosque is forbidden, which is fine by me. I always felt funny about stomping into churches and synagogues as people tried to pray or being asked to pay an entrance fee to see the inside of a religious building. You can still see the beautiful architecture, stroll through the lovely grounds or relax in the plaza in front of the mosque.

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    main mosque

    by iaint Written Dec 24, 2009

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    The tallest minaret in the city - 70m - it is a landmark.

    It dates from the 12th century. Of course non Muslims can only admire the exterior.

    minaret from the front square mosque seen from gardens
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    by Veroali Written Nov 27, 2008

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    As anywhere else, it is not allowed to go in for non-muslims. So it is nice to absorb the atmosphere at least on a bench in gardens while Mulla is reciting Koran.

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    La Koutoubia

    by skatzcatz Written Jan 30, 2007

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    Built by the Sultan Abdelmoumen in the 12th century, the mosque owes its name to hundreds of manuscript sellers who sell in the area. It is 69 metre high and built from Gueliz limestone.

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    Koubba Ba'adiyn

    by Sambawalk Written Aug 20, 2006

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    If you get a combined ticket for Ali Ben Youssef Medersa, the museum, and Koubba Ba'adiyn, you only pay DH60. All these places are side by side.

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    Koutoubia Mosque

    by tafurojo Written Jun 10, 2005

    The largest mosque in Marrakesh is visible from just about anywhere in the city. It is not open to non-Muslims.

    Koutoubia Mosque
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    Koutoubia Mosque

    by Leipzig Updated Apr 27, 2003

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    The landmark of Marrakesh. Started to built in 1147 and finished in its present shape in 1199. Unfortunately, it was a building site when I was there.

    Koutoubia Mosque

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    Koutouba, with its perfect...

    by Andreaska Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Koutouba, with its perfect proportions the minaret of the mosque of Marrakesh is a great example of Islamic architecture

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