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Koutoubia

Koutoubia

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One of the most impressive monuments of Marrakech and one of the most beautiful mosques of the Western Muslim world. Marked by a complex story; it is actually a double shrine with a minaret. The first Koutoubia was inaugurated in 1157 and the second and the minaret were built a year later by order of Abdelmoumen. The two sanctuaries are distinguished by their innovative plan by giving you a capital importance to the wall of the qibla (orientation of prayer).
Marking the landscape of its presence, the minaret erected in stone, with a height of 77 m, allows the use of a ramp to reach its summit. A sober decoration composed of carved reliefs and registers of white and green ceramic tiles punctuating the upper parts of the facades and the pinnacle.

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  • Access: entrance to the Mosque reserved for Muslims.
  • Location: Avenue Mohammed V

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