Koutoubia Mosque431 Votes Currently Open
- 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
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.
- 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
- Dar Diafa
- Dar Sohane
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22.24% of people who visit Marrakesh include Koutoubia Mosque in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
28.93% of people start their Koutoubia Mosque visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Koutoubia Mosque
78.38% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Koutoubia Mosque