Koutoubia Mosque

Koutoubia Mosque

Are you planning to visit Koutoubia Mosque? See our information below!


Built in the 12th century, the Koutoubia Mosque is one of the oldest and largest Mosque in Marrakech. Visible from many vantage points of Marrakech, towering over the world-famous Jemaa el Fna Square, it is an iconic symbol of the so-called ‘Red City’. In addition, the Mosque is also a useful orientation tool.

Unfortunately, non-Muslims are not allowed to enter the mosque, this rule was established by French colonial rulers in the 20th century. But still you can admire the majestic Koutoubia Mosque from the outside.

Opening hours:

It opens and closes five times a day for Muslims, a little before and after each prayer, with the schedule varying each day depending on when the sun rises and sets.
If you are not a Muslim, then we have to disappoint you, non-Muslims cannot enter.

Photographer: Lars Meijer

Tips and Tricks!

Here are a few tips worth knowing before you visit Koutoubia Mosque!

  • Unfortunately, non-Muslims cannot enter.
  • Are you planning to visit the mosque ? Visit the Mosque at sunset, when the Mosque is at its most beautiful!
Photographer: Jaeh by Unsplash

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