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Koubba Almoravid

Youssef Mosque, Marrakech, Morocco
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Under renovation - only to see from outside Right now

Koubba Almoravid is one of The few remainings from architecture from The period of The... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
InaMariaBarbara
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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It is fenced off

The area is undergoing refurbishment and is fenced off so take a photograph and then move on there... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
johnhp702
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Youssef Mosque, Marrakech, Morocco
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Koubba Almoravid is one of The few remainings from architecture from The period of The Almoravid. Very interresting, but The workers Said, it is not open before in two years.....

1  Thank InaMariaBarbara
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

The area is undergoing refurbishment and is fenced off so take a photograph and then move on there are better attractions to see.

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

This small building, half submerged below the modern street levels, embodies all the decorative motifs which linger in any Arabian Nights fantasy. It's part of the old Almoravid Mosque complex from the twelfth century. Sadly it's been closed to visitors for years now (for its...More

2  Thank Windowseatview
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

As other reviewers said, Koubba Almoravid is one of the oldest buildings in Marrakech, built during the XI century by the Almoravid dynasty. Located in the north part of the medina, minutes away from the Museum of Marrakech, Ben Youssef Mosque and also The Omar...More

1  Thank British_lover
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Reviewed 6 May 2016

Saharan Berbers, fierce warriors under their religious ideology established the Almoravid dynasty that ruled the south of Morocco for a thousand years from around 1040 on. This "Koubba" or shrine is one of theirs and easily one of the oldest buildings in Marrakech. It was...More

3  Thank AMsays
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Built in 1127, it's the only surviving monument of the Almoravid period, so it's worth a look but can't be visited. Koubba means dome and it's a very elegant one, it was used as a fountain by the neighborhood and a place for ablutions before...More

1  Thank Bernard B
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Reviewed 19 February 2016

Before Saadian dinasty, was Almoravids and this is one of the few buildings that stand from that period. Is closed for renovation, but we can see it from outside.

2  Thank SakinWorld
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Reviewed 18 June 2015

Unfortunately, when we visited this koubba, it could not be entered but we took pictures of it from outside. Great example of one of the older and less, luxuriously decorated sites within the medina

1  Thank MamboMumbai
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

We stood outside admiring it since it no longer opens to public. You can see the beauty standing in front of you, it was a place for the worshipers to go wash themselves before they step into the mosque to pray. Lucky for those who...More

Thank embcn
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

Architecturaly and historically interesting. Buy your combined ticket to see this, the Museum and the Medersa (School) which are all in the same small area.

2  Thank PandDBlackburn
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