THE KOUTOUBIA MOSQUE & ESPLANADE

One of the most spectacular monuments in Marrakesh and one of the most beautiful mosques in the western Muslim world. Marked by a complex history, it is actually a double sanctuary with a minaret. The first koutoubia was inaugurated in 1157 and the second one as well as the minaret were built a year later on the initiative of abdelmoumen. The two sanctuaries are distinguished by the T-plan giving great importance to the wall of the qibla (orientation of the prayer). outlined against the landscape, the 77-m ashlar minaret has a ramp which leads to the top.
soberly decorated with carvings and white and green tiles on the upper parts of the façade and the pinnacle.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

  • Access: entrance to the Mosque reserved for Muslims.
  • Location : Mohammed V Avenue
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