About Koutoubia Mosque

The Koutoubia Mosque has the distinction of being the largest mosque in the city of Marrakesh. It is situated towards the southern part of the city. The mosque has all of the traditional Arabic architecture with curved windows, intricate ceramic decor, pointed merlons, and classic arches. It consists of a large plaza with gardens and a well-designed minaret that is 77 meters tall. The mosque was built and completed under the Berber Almohad Caliph Yaqub al-Mansur in the 12th century and has since been a source of inspiration to other structures, notably the Giralda of Seville and the Hassan Tower of Rabat.

Must See

The architecture of this exquisite mosque belongs to the 12th century. It is worthwhile to have a close look at the curved structures and the delicate carvings.

How to reach

The mosque is right in the heart of the city and is about 2 km from the city center. Take a taxi and head east on Rue Ouadi Naffis toward Rue Oum Errabia. Turn left onto Rue Oum Errabia and take a right into Rue Ibn Atya and a right onto Avenue Khalid Ibn El Oualid. At the roundabout, take the fourth left onto Avenue Mohammed to reach the mosque.

Tips

  • The mosque can get crowded at times
  • Non-muslims are not allowed inside but can take photos from outside
  • The landmark building has some beautiful gardens at the back
  • Visitors to the park must be respectful as it is a place of worship
  • It is best to take a guide along to learn about the history of the place

Visit Time

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Monday:  9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday:  9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday:  9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday:  9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday:  9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Satday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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