Koutoubia Mosque

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  • Address: Avenue Mohammed V, Marrakech, Morocco, Marrakesh
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  • Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Family And Kids

The Koutoubia mosqueis the largest mosque in the city. The original mosque was built by Abd-al-Mu'min and was completed in 1157. Fun fact- the originalmosque was built misaligned to the direction of the mecca while the second mosque was built by Almohad Caliph Yacoub El-Mansour to perfection. The minaret touches a height of 77 meters and is seen from almost anywhere in the city. Today, the sheer architecture of the mosque with its beautiful ceramic tile details, curved windows, Moorish-styled scalloped arches, old fortifications, stunning motifs and the copper top consisting of 4 spheres, is loved by locals as well as tourists. The 4 spheres were originally built in gold- one of them donated by wife of Yaqub al-Mansur who melted her jewelry to make the 4th sphere. The interiors consist of 6 rooms (stacked one above the other). Aflag is hoisted next to the 4 spheres during every Friday and on special occasions.

Highlights include:

  • The Prayer hall with over a 100 columns that support the beautiful arches.

Today, the mosque and the minaret are the oldest structures belonging to the Almovad period. A walk around the plaza and gardens after sunset, is recommended.

Koutoubia Mosque Travel Tips

  • The Mosque & Minaret are closed to Non-Muslims.

Entrance Ticket Details For Koutoubia Mosque

  • Admission to the place is Free.

Koutoubia Mosque Hours

  • For other timings, please visit the official website.  

How to Reach Koutoubia Mosque

  • By Bus: Terminus Arset El Bilk
  • By caliche (Horse-drawn carriage)
  • By Taxi
  • On foot

  • Narwama
  • Dar Diafa
  • Dar Sohane

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  • Koutoubia Mosque Address: Avenue Mohammed V, Marrakech, Morocco, Marrakesh
  • Koutoubia Mosque Timing: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Koutoubia Mosque(preferred time): 08:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Koutoubia Mosque: 00:30 Mins
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  • 22.24% of people who visit Marrakesh include Koutoubia Mosque in their plan

  • 28.93% of people start their Koutoubia Mosque visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Koutoubia Mosque

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

78.38% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Koutoubia Mosque

People normally club together Saadian Tombs and The Souks Laksour while planning their visit to Koutoubia Mosque.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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