The Koutoubia Mosque is a landmark in Marrakech, the center and the highest point of the old city of Marrakech.
The mosque was built in 1195 by architect Yakubu El Mansour, who built Rabat’s Hassan Tower, to celebrate the victory of defeating the Spaniards. The minaret of the mosque is 67 meters high and has a magnificent appearance. It is one of the most beautiful buildings in North Africa.
Compared with other mosques, the uniqueness of the Koutoubia mosque is that when the minaret was built, nearly 10,000 bags of precious local spices were mixed in the mud of the bonded stones, giving the mosque a rich aroma and still scent It is also known as the “fragrance tower”.
Another difference from the Koutoubia mosque is that the evangelist who called the tower to call for prayer must be blind, and the reason is to prevent someone from taking the opportunity to peek into the backyard of the nearby royal palace.
The mosque is not open to the public and is only open to Muslims. The small garden surrounding the mosque is open free of charge. It is built in the style of a French garden. It is full of flowers and occasionally cats. It is a good place for tourists to visit the mosque and take a break.