Koutoubia Minaret and Gardens

The Koutoubia Minaret is one of Marrakech’s most visible landmarks. Located a short distance from the Djemaa el Fna, the Koutoubia Minaret and adjacent gardens are worth a visit. While non-Muslim visitors are not allowed entrance into the mosque, the Koutoubia Minaret itself is worth seeing up-close.

The Koutoubia Minaret dates back to the 12th century and is a beautiful example of Moorish architecture. In addition to being an iconic symbol of Marrakech, the Koutoubia Minaret is a helpful landmark for orienting oneself in the maze-like streets of the souks.