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Koutoubia Mosque

Marvel at the architectural splendor and historical significance of the Koutoubia Mosque, an iconic 12th-century landmark in Marrakech, featuring a magnificent minaret that stands as a symbol of the city's rich heritage and cultural identity.

Marrakech’s most prestigious and instantly recognisable landmark, the iconic 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque, is a sight to behold. At 77 metres tall, its towering minaret can be seen from almost every part of the city, symbolising its rich Islamic history and architectural accomplishments. Designed by architect Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur in a combination of Andalucian and Islamic styles, the name “koutoubia” is derived from the Arabic word for bookseller, as there was originally a book market close to the site. Although non-Muslims are prohibited from entering, you can still marvel at its beauty from the outside and the peaceful palm-shaded gardens, with their orange trees and colourful roses. In the company of your private guide, learn about the history of this glorious monument and Marrakech’s most revered religious and architectural treasure. This tour is approximately one hour long.

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