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Address: Avenue Mohammed V, Marrakech 40020, Morocco
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Make sure to see the gardens

The Koutoubia is stunning and well worth a closer look. But the gardens are, for me, what makes this place. Sitting in the shade of the palm trees, watching the men pick the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Personally, I found koutoubia minaret to be nothing special. You can't go inside unless you're a Muslim, and from the outside frankly is no different from other minarets. The gardens are ok, but beware of people trying to sell you things you don't want by telling you they're For free and then ask you for money.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Non Muslims are not allowed entry into the Mosque but the minaret is the tallest building in the area and makes a good reference point. Nicely lit at night.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good spot to stop and have some shade after a stroll. Symbol of Morroco, the minaret is a clear example of how beautiful this architecture can be. If you're not a Muslim you cannot enter, therefore it's only possible to see this landmark from the gardens.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can see the tower from everywhere it is a great landmark and definitely worth a visit, and the surrounding gardens

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Koutoubia is stunning and well worth a closer look. But the gardens are, for me, what makes this place. Sitting in the shade of the palm trees, watching the men pick the oranges whilst gazing on the magnificent mosque on one side with the snow-capped mountains on the other side in the distance is a real treat!

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Thank Digbyziggy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Non-muslims cant enter. We just admired it from the outside. Its very close to the market Jamaa el fna. Since its pretty tall we can take it as an irientation point in the city if we're looking for the market. Since non-muslims can't enter it's a 5-minute activity to go around and take some pics.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Extensive gardens, simple architecture and great landmark. Come and take a stroll in the gardens after you had enough of the hustle and bustle of the medina and the Djeema el Fnaa. Orange trees in abundance, lots of people having picnics etc. Interesting atmosphere. The mosque is closed for non-muslims, but try and sneak a peak through the open doors... More 

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Pound Ridge, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful place to visit. Great view of what society can do when we work together to build and preserve something of religious and historical importance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Koutoubia is in so many ways the landmark object for your stay in Marrakech with the really tall minaret. Surrounded by gardens with orange and palm trees it is located bang in the centre of everything. Regardless if you want to our not, you wouldn't be able to miss it. Worth a look in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed near the mosque,excellent architecture and breathtaking views from the top,just absolutely spectacular

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