Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakech, Morocco

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Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakech, Morocco

The Koutoubia Mosque, situated near the Djemaa el Fna square in Marrakesh, is a landmark and the largest mosque in Marrakech. Built in the Hispano-Moresque period, the Koutoubia Mosque is claimed to be the beautiful and proportioned mosque on the planet. The Koutoubia Mosque was performed under the reign of the Almohad dynasty Khalifa Yaqub al-Mansur (1184-1199) and has been utilized as a model to the Giralda of Seville afterward for the Hassan Tower in Rabat.

The ideal time to visit Jemaa el Fna square and the Koutoubia Mosque is around 3 o’clock when important activities begin, here you walk across the narrow roads with colorful souvenir shops.

There’s an additional gorgeous mosque in the center of old medina named Ben Youssef Mosque. A lot of individuals often inquire if a day will be sufficient to discover everything this town has to offer. The answer is really depending on what interests you because there are a whole lot of amazing things that you can do in this town, like taking a day excursion to the Valley Ourika at the High Atlas, so a day or two may not be sufficient to explore all the famous areas, in any case when you have just one day to spend, it’s wise that you select all of the nearer appeals from the Medina such as the Museum of Marrakech, Djemaa el Fna, Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Mosque, Majorelle Garden, Saadian tombs, Menara gardens etc..

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