Koutoubia Mosque

The Koutoubia Mosque is one of Marrakech’s oldest buildings, dating back to the 12th century. It’s minaret formed the blueprint for the Giralda in Seville, which I posted about a couple of years ago.

Unfortunately, as with nearly all mosques in Morocco, non-Muslims are not allowed to enter the Koutoubia. To be honest I found this mildly annoying……we’ve visited mosques in Cairo, Jordan, Istanbul and Old Delhi before now, without any of the restrictions that apply in Morocco.

Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakech, Morocco, North Africa

Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakech, Morocco, North Africa

Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakech, Morocco, North Africa

© Mark Simms Photography (2015)

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