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  • Address: Avenue Mohammed V
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  • Admission: 20dh

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Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret

Built in the 12th century, the Koutoubia Mosque is not only the largest in Marrakech, it is also one of the most influential buildings in the Muslim world. Throughout Spain and beyond you’ll see echoes of its intricate geometric stone work, graceful arches and imposing square minaret.

This last feature, flood-lit at night, is a much-needed point of reference when exploring the low-lying tangle of streets and alleyways which comprise the medina. At 220 feet / 61 meters it was quite a climb for the five daily calls to prayer in pre-elevator times, so a spiraling ramp was installed for the muezzin to ride on horseback to the summit.

Practical Info

The Koutoubia Mosque, with the adjacent Djemaa el Fna square, forms the heart of old Marrakech. The interior of the mosque is only open to Muslim visitors, but all are free to explore the exterior.

Tours & Tickets

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Marrakech Discovery Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 173 Reviews

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes

From USD $41.98

Marrakech Palaces and Monuments Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 24 Reviews

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

From USD $21.56

Full Day Marrakech City Tour

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 3 Reviews

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 9 hours

From USD $77.14

Marrakech City Bike Tour

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

From USD $39.71

Private Half-Day Palaces and Monuments Tour in Marrakech

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 3 hours

From USD $30.06

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