"The Minaret" Koutoubia Minaret & Koutoubia Gardens Tip by keeweechic


The building of the Koutouba?s minaret was actually completed in 1196 by Yacoub el-Mansour. It was this minaret that the Minaret of the Hassan Mosque in Rabat and the Giralda of Seville were modelled after. On the top of the minaret are 3 golden balls which symbolise the spiritual world, the celestial world and the spiritual world. The gold was said to have come from the jewellery of the wife of Sultan Yacoub el Mansour. All four sides of the tower are slightly different.

Address: Koutouba Mosque, Marrakech

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  • Written Jan 30, 2009
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