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TINMEL MOSQUE

TINMEL MOSQUE

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A hundred kilometers from Marrakech, on the road to Asni, after crossing a narrow steep valley; What is our surprise when suddenly discovering a landscape reminiscent of the Cathar country. On a first promontory, a kasbah, then, hanging on the mountainside, on a flat, almost merging with the rock, a small mosque barely 50 meters aside. Real architectural jewel, this Almohade building is of great purity, whose architecture is typical of this era of which we keep other examples today: the Koutoubia in Marrakech but also in Rabat with the Hassan tower and in Seville with the Giralda.
Site restored in 1997, it is a high place in Moroccan history. In the 11th century, Ibn Toumert went on a pilgrimage to Mecca. He returns convinced that the Almoravid sultans are too decadent and must therefore be overthrown.
It is the beginning of a long conquest which will end for the Mahdi at the gates of Marrakech, in the eagle's nest of Tinmel, where he is buried. His successor, Abdelmounem Ibn Ali gave the Mahdi a mausoleum in the village of Tinmel, and built a mosque. The village then became a real cultural and spiritual center of the empire. A royal palace will also be built there.

Public rate 70 DH Adult
Accompanied children under 12 30 DH Moroccan citizens (Public rate 10 DH Adult - 10 DH Children)

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