Koutoubia Mosque

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

About Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakesh

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 Information

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

Koutoubia Mosque Ticket Prices

  • Admission to the place is Free.

Koutoubia Mosque Opening and Closing Hours

  • For other timings, please visit the official website.  

How To reach Koutoubia Mosque by Public Transport

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

Restaurants Near Koutoubia Mosque

  • Narwama
  • Dar Diafa
  • Dar Sohane

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Things to Know Before Visiting Koutoubia Mosque

  • 73.86% of people who visit Marrakesh include Koutoubia Mosque in their plan

  • 25.75% of people start their Koutoubia Mosque visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Koutoubia Mosque

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

81.88% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Koutoubia Mosque

People normally club together Saadian Tombs and Jardin Menara Garden while planning their visit to Koutoubia Mosque.

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Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakesh Reviews

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  • Beautiful mosque and beautiful gardens. Very quiet, very well kept. You can feel very at peace there. The mosque is beautiful, it's wonderful to be near such an historical monument.

  • Don't get it! Really nice from the outside but no admittance to non Muslims so can only guess what it's like inside. Nice small garden area behind it to sit and catch some rays. Really looks good out up at night and is great for getting your bearings as it's the highest building in the city.

  • Beautiful structure, love the hustle and bustle of the plaza. Come at late afternoon to witness the tower baskkng in the last light of the day

  • The place is mind-blowing from the distance and even so as you get more close to it. You can't get to the inside but can see it from the outside. If you want you can even cross the street and have a nice walk at the park and seat at a bench and enjoy the view. It's even better when the sun is going down.

  • Beautiful setting however there was no sign of how to go in, or do anything? The area around it is very busy and a lot of people!

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