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Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret

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5 expert recommendations

14

Concierge

The centerpiece of Marrakesh is the square tower of the Koutoubia minaret, attached to the Koutoubia Mosque, built in the late 12th century.

6

Fodor's Tick Choice

Dating from the early 12th century, it became a model for the Hassan Tower in Rabat and the Giralda in Seville. Full review →

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Frommer's 34

Its towering minaret is visible for miles in any direction and is the focal point from which the French laid out the road network in their ville nouvelle. Full review →

2

Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Five times a day, one voice rises above the Djemaa din as the muezzin calls the faithful to prayer from the Koutoubia Mosque minaret. Full review →

11

Michelin Guide 55

Already described in 1381 as a "work of perfection", the minbar (pulpit) in Koutoubia Mosque was made by local artisans in Cordoba beginning in 1137 and transported piece by piece to Marrakech. Full review →

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