Great landmark in the city!
The Koutoubia, mosque and its minaret, is a religious building built in the 12th century by the Almohads. In other words, the mosque itself is a huge structure and the outer brickwork is very impressive. Moreover, Minaret of this mosque serves as landmark. It is quite nice to walk around mosque. Besides, The tower can be seen from across Marrakech and is an iconic symbol. So, don’t miss this Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech and beautiful architecture with attached peaceful garden!
Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech:
The name of the mosque Koutoubia hails from the Arabic word for bookseller. This is because during the Almohad times booksellers used to trade their wares at the foot of this mosque. The mosque has elegant decorations, arches and curved windows, grand ceramic inlays and a special minbar or pulpit. In addition, No building in the surrounding area allowed to be built higher than this minaret. The mosque surrounded by well maintained gardens and fountains. The Muslims only can visit it during the prayer times while the non Muslims are not.
Marrakesh varies from the rest of the Moroccan cities by a treasure trove of mosques distributed in a distinct architectural and architectural form among the districts of the medina. So, these mosques witness an intense turnout of worshipers and visitors to the city, during the month of Ramadan, in which they recall breaths of faith mixed with these pure places with the fragrance of history.
Despite the crowding of all mosques during this holy month, the Koutoubia Mosque remains the most fortunate in attracting large numbers of worshipers, whose numbers have increased since the beginning of the holy month.
The Koutoubia Mosque, one of the most important mosques in Morocco, is of exceptional proportions, as it occupies an area of 5300 square meters and has 17 wings and 11 domes decorated with inscriptions, in which the majestic decisions of the sultans announced and major events took place.