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Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret

Avenue Mohammed V, Marrakech 40020, Morocco
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Avenue Mohammed V, Marrakech 40020, Morocco
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Reviewed yesterday

The Koutoubia Mosque is the largest mosque in Marrakech. It was built on the site of the original Almoravid mosque which was destroyed by their successors the Almohads in 1147. It's minaret was the model for the Hassan Tower in Rabat, and stands 230 feet...More

Thank AugustPhoenix
Reviewed yesterday

Getting way from the noise hustle and bustle of the souk, just across the road. Nice place to sit and watch the world go by.

Thank David P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Koutoubia minaret and mosque is an extraordinary place and radiates tranquility. The Koutoubia Minaret is the oldest of the three great Almohad towers (the others are the Hassan Tower in Rabat and the Giralda in Seville) and the most complete. It was built in the...More

Thank Asiyah Noemi K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited this mosque on the way to the square. Strongly advise to visit this place when in Marrakesh

Thank iram0786
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a very attractive tower and mosque near the jemaa el fna .one can only enter if one is muslim .there is a park nearby with shady benches and vendors selling cold drinks .this is an easy walk from the bustling square with snake...More

Thank Ahappytraveller101
Reviewed 5 days ago

the area is nice to walk from or to el fna all this area is nice and must visit nothing spacial to write a bout it

Thank Itzik L
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is couple of minutes walking past the horse rides from the main square and it is really lovely to see.

Thank Maja135
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This mosque is beautiful... the pictures do not do it any justice, you have to really see it in person to understand. Our taxi driver who took us told us that in ramadhan they have atleast 12000+ people praying at the same time at the...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Just a large tower with scruffy gardens . Free. but nothing to shout about. Ok for photos. We used it as a landmark so we always knew where we were.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful mosque. Prayed Friday prayers here and it was extremely busy. There was a separate section for women. It was nice to see people of all nationalities.

Thank Sofia R
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Hi Do women have to wear abaya to pray namaz here? I wear hijab always and planning to pray jumma here on our visit next week. Please could someone help Thanks regards helping_hand
2 April 2017|
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Response from khadijah24 | Reviewed this property |
No just modest dress as a Muslim
Can women pray in the mosque?
13 July 2015|
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Response from nikko1974UK | Reviewed this property |
Muslim women have a separate entrance and sector to pray. But in Morocco no non Muslim person is allowed in the mosques.
Does anyone know what time is the Friday jummah? Thank you
9 June 2015|
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Response from asiftheexplorer |
Hi I went last week and was fortunate enough to pray Jummah at this beautiful mosque. Jummah azaan starts at 1 followed by the khutba straight after.