Koutoubia Mosque

Mosque in Marrakesh

Panoramic View Of Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakesh.
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The Koutoubia Mosque is a large mosque located in the medina (old city) of Marrakech, Morocco. It is named after the many booksellers who once lined the streets around the mosque. The mosque was built in the 12th century and is an important religious and cultural site in Marrakech.

The Koutoubia Mosque is known for its distinctive minaret, which is 77 meters (253 feet) tall and can be seen from all around the city. The minaret is decorated with intricate carvings and is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Marrakech.

Inside the mosque, there is a large prayer hall that can accommodate up to 25,000 worshippers. The walls of the prayer hall are adorned with intricate mosaics and carvings, and the ceiling is supported by a series of arches.

The Koutoubia Mosque is open to the public and is a popular tourist attraction in Marrakech. Visitors are welcome to tour the grounds and observe the architecture of the mosque, but they are not allowed to enter the prayer hall unless they are Muslims.

Overall, the Koutoubia Mosque is a beautiful and important cultural site in Marrakech that is worth a visit for anyone interested in Moroccan architecture and culture.

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Visiting Koutoubia Mosque


Non-Muslims can’t go inside the Koutoubia Mosque or minaret but are most likely to get a glimpse inside on a Friday when the doors are open for prayers.

Address: Koutoubia Mosque, جامع الكتبية،، Avenue Mohammed V،، Marrakesh, Morocco
Duration: 20 minutes

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