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Koutoubia Mosque

Marrakesh, Morocco

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3.5 out of 5
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  • Koutoubia MosquePro 2014
    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    4 Mar 17, 2014

    Though closed to visitors, this tall minaret is a beautiful landmark and welcome fixed point of reference for navigating the city. You can't miss it. Brilliantly lit at night.

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    Baxter Jackson
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    4 Oct 25, 2013

    The Koutoubia Mosque is the largest in Marrakesh and is a fine example of the Almohad style of architecture popular in the 12th century. It was the prototype for the Giralda of Seville actually and its name is so derived because they used to sell manuscripts in its environs.

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    Heather Fisher
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    3 Mar 23, 2013

    Seen from many points in the city, it juts into visability and shows its importance to the city. The grounds are nice to walk around, but when I went it wasn't anything too special. I did find a few nooks and crannies that were beautiful to me and I loved the moroccan archways!

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  • Koutoubia Mosque
    Jochem Koole
    3 Jan 22, 2013

    This beautiful mosque sits right on the "big square". It's nice to sit down in the gardens surrounding the mosque. You'll probably be offered to buy some food. Don't over pay (like we did)!

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    Katie Pierce
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    There's something incredible about this mosque and how the tower can be seen almost anywhere in the city.

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    Isabel Dennis
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Hard to miss, this 1000+ year old mosque is beautiful and an essential landmark for orienting yourself when you get lost in the medina.

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    Chantal Ana Delsanto
    5 Jul 24, 2012
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    Alfredo Almeida
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Cannot Get it in there

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    3 Dec 10, 2011
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The magnificent minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque can be seen by one and all as it is the largest structure in the beautiful city of Marrakesh, Morocco. This landmark has been standing since the 12th century and its name comes from the Arabic word for "librarian". During the building of this 221 foot high building, local merchants sold many books around the base of the structure which is how it got its name. The interior consists of 17 aisles, 112 columns and is 58,000 square feet that is only open to Muslims, but the gardens around the exterior are open to everyone to stroll through and enjoy.
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