Marrakech

The Koutoubia Mosque

Koutoubia Mosque

The Koutoubia Mosque (or the Kutubiyya Mosque) is one of the most iconic landmarks in Marrakech. The mosque, located in the heart of the city, is a stunning example of Almohad architecture. Another name is the Mosque of the Booksellers

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Overview of Koutoubia Mosque

The Koutoubia Mosque was built in the 12th century by the Almoravid dynasty, who ruled much of North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula. The mosque was built in traditional style with a large central inner courtyard and a high minaret, which is the tallest in Marrakesh, reaching 77 meters and visible from all over the city.

View of the Kutubiyya Mosque from Old Medina.

The Kutubiyya Mosque is an important religious site for the residents of Marrakech and a popular tourist attraction. Visitors to the mosque can explore its beautiful courtyard and admire the intricate stonework and extravagant decorations.

Important notice: non-Muslims are not allowed to enter the mosque
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May 15, 2023

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