»Exploration News
»Exotic Tribes
»Amazing Places
»Mysteries
»WildLife & Safari
»Extreme Sports
»Society & Lifestyle
»Expeditions
»Explorers

»Norway
»Finland
»Peru
»Liverpool
»Moss
»Party Life
»Beach Life
»Advice & Trends
»Travel Quotes
»Travel Books
»Books & Films
»Music & Dance
»Useful links
»Video Clips

»Consultant Services
»Partner Programme
»Consultant Partners
»Travel Links Partners
»Jobs & Training
»Presentations & Multimedia
»Submission articles
»Win Prize
»Press Room
»Investors

»Contact us

»Norske artikler
»Ordtak reiser
»Norske reiseguider

»Site map


Search:
»

The Global Travel Guide For Genuine Adventurers!

»Explorers Club
»Search
»Photo Gallery
»Advertising
Exploration News

Koutoubia Mosque - A real wonder in Morocco

Koutoubia Mosque Minaret Marrakesh

Dived into Marrakesh's historical side experiencing some of the city's most significant historical sites: mosques, palaces and tombs such as Koutoubia Mosque & Minaret, El Bahia Palace with 2 acres of gardens, and Saadian Tombs & Tiskiwin House filled with art. The minaret is a prominent feature in the Marrakesh skyline and can be seen from across the city. This beautifully crafted mosque is a must-see attraction in Morocco.

Photo. Koutoubia Mosque - A real wonder in Morocco.

The minaret tower, which dwarfs the nearby palm trees, includes a secondary tower, a dome, a spire of four orbs, and a flag poleThe minaret is topped by a spire. The spire includes gilded copper balls, decreasing in size towards the top, a traditional style of Morocco.

Not forget: Rock the Casbah - The Clash.

By far the largest mosque in Marrakech, Koutoubia is named after the nearby book trader’s souk which dates back to the 12th century. Located close to the Djemaa el Fna square, the mosque is known for its splendid collection of manuscripts, books and libraries. It is best recognised by its magnificent minaret; one of the three ancient Almohad minarets known as the oldest the world. Non-Muslims are not permitted to enter the mosque’s interior however tourists are welcome to visit the stunning gardens. The minaret is a prominent feature in the Marrakesh skyline and can be seen from across the city. This beautifully crafted mosque is a must-see attraction in Morocco.

The Koutoubia Mosque or Kutubiyya Mosque (Arabic: جامع الكتبية‎ Arabic pronunciation: [jaːmiʕu‿lkutubijːa(h)]) is the largest mosque in Marrakesh, Morocco. The mosque is also known by several other names, such as Jami' al-Kutubiyah, Kotoubia Mosque, Kutubiya Mosque, Kutubiyyin Mosque, and Mosque of the Booksellers. It is located in the southwest medina quarter of Marrakesh.

The mosque is ornamented with curved windows, a band of ceramic inlay, pointed merlons, and decorative arches; it has a large plaza with gardens, and is floodlit at night. The minaret, 77 metres (253 ft) in height, includes a spire and orbs. It was completed under the reign of the Berber Almohad Caliph Yaqub al-Mansur (1184 to 1199), and has inspired other buildings such as the Giralda of Seville and the Hassan Tower of Rabat

The minaret is designed in almohad style and was constructed of sandstone. It was originally covered with Marrakshi pink plaster, but in the 1990s, experts opted to expose the original stone work and removed the plaster. The minaret tower is 77 metres (253 ft) in height, including the spire, itself 8 metres (26 ft) tall. Each side of the square base is 12.8 metres (42 ft) in length. The minaret is visible from a distance of 29 kilometres (18 mi). Its prominence makes it a landmark structure of Marrakesh, which is maintained by an ordinance prohibiting any high rise buildings (above the height of a palm tree) to be built around it. The muezzin calling the faithful for the adhan (prayer), is given from the four cardinal directions at the top of the minaret.

The Koutoubia Mosque
Built by the Almohads in the late years of 12th Century, the Koutoubia Mosque, and specially its minaret, is the most important landmark of Marrakech, and a symbol of the city itself. The minaret served as model for the Giralda in Sevilla and the unfinished Tour Hassan in Rabat, all three being designed by the same architect. Koutoubia means ‘booksellers’, as the trade of books was concentrated in the neighbourhood during the Middle Ages. The minaret of the Koutoubia, 77 meters high, is visible from almost any point of the city – an old ordinance, still in force, forbids any building of Marrakech to surpass the Koutoubia minaret in height.

Saadian Tombs
Built in the 16th Century as mausoleum for some Saadian rulers and their families, the Saadian Tombs were unknown of until they were discovered by the French in 1917 thanks to aerial photographs. The site comprises more than one hundred graves, distributed in 3 mausoleums whose decoration exemplifies Islamic architecture with floral motifs, calligraphy, zellij and carrara marble, and finely worked cedar wood and stucco. Outside the buildings are a garden and the graves of soldiers and servants.

El Bahia Palace
Built in the late 19th Century, and decorated by the best artisans of Morocco at the time, this palace – intended to be the most magnificent of its age – features an exquisite blend of Andalousian and Moorish styles. Specially interesting are the harem apartments, the trapezoidal garden, and a huge tiled courtyard with fountains.

Djemaa El Fna, the Square
Nobody knows for certain of the origin of this square, whose name evokes, in Arabic, the contradictory notions of assembly or gathering, and that of absence. Probably as old as the city itself, it was a place for public executions during the day, and the meeting point of musicians, mystics, food sellers, pickpockets, acrobats, snake charmers, storytellers, dancers, fortune tellers and other exotic characters at night (happily enough, nowadays it only retains its more playful aspect). Watching sunset from one of its terraces when the call to prayer from the Koutoubia minaret fills the air is one of these ‘zen’ moments that Morocco offers – do not miss it!

 

 

  • Buy Quality Real And Fake Passports,Driver's License,ID Cards, Counterfeit Money
    Buy Visa, passport, id card, birth certificate, Driving License Transcripts

    We use high quality equipment and materials to produce counterfeit
    documents. All secret
    features of real passports are carefully duplicated for our falsified
    documents.we are
    unique producer of quality fake and Real documents.We offer only
    original high-quality
    fake passports, driver's licenses, ID cards, stamps, Visa, school
    Diplomas and other
    products for a number of countries like:USA, Australia, Belgium,
    Brazil, Canada, Italian,
    Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa,
    Spain, United Kingdom. This list is not full. To get further more
    detailed information about our high quality fake passports/driving
    licenses/id cards/ stamps, Visa, school Diplomas and
    other products contact us through the below infos;

    contact us via Email or WHATS-APP

    CONTACT EMAIL: ((bdocumentsonline@gmail.com))

    WHATS-APP: +447418335538

    feel free to contact via email or call at anytime okay i will be happy to
    hear from you.

    Keywords:
    fake USA(United States) passports,
    fake Australian passports,
    fake Belgium passports,
    fake Brazilian(Brazil) passports,
    fake Canadian(Canada) passports,
    fake Finnish(Finland) passports,
    fake French(France) passports,

    false German(Germany) passports,
    false Dutch(Netherlands/Holland) passports,
    false Israel passports,
    false UK(United Kingdom) passports,
    false Spanish(Spain) passports,
    false Mexican(Mexico) passports,
    false South African passports.
    false Australian driver licenses,
    false Canadian driver licenses,
    false French(France) driver licenses,
    false Dutch(Netherlands/Holland) driving licenses,
    false German(Germany) driving licenses,
    false UK(United Kingdom) driving licenses,
    false Diplomatic passports,
    Camouflage passports,
    passport Duplicates,
    fake USA(united States) passports for sale,
    fake Australian passports for sell,
    fake Belgium passports for sell,
    fake Brazilian(Brazil) passports for sell,
    fake Canadian(Canada) passports for sell,
    fake Finnish(Finland) passports for sell,
    sell false passports,
    make Diplomatic passports,
    fake passport of Afghanistan
    fake passport of Albania
    fake passport of Algeria
    fake passport of Andorra
    fake passport of Angola
    fake passport of Argentina
    fake passport of Armenia
    fake passport of Australia
    fake passport of Austria
    fake passport of Bahrain
    fake passport of Bangladesh
    fake passport of Barbados
    fake passport of Belarus
    fake passport of Belgium
    fake passport of Belize
    fake passport of Benin
    fake passport of Bhutan
    fake passport of Bolivia
    fake passport of Bosnia Herzegovina
    fake passport of Brazil
    fake passport of Brunei
    fake passport of Bulgaria
    fake passport of Burkina
    fake passport of Burundi
    fake passport of Cambodia
    fake passport of Cameroon
    fake passport of Canada
    fake passport of Cape Verde
    fake passport of Central African Rep
    fake passport of Chad
    fake passport of Chile
    fake passport of Jordan
    fake passport of Kazakhstan
    fake passport of Kenya
    fake passport of Yemen

    buy, get, fake, false, passport, passport, id, card, cards, uk, sell,
    online, Canadian, British, sale, novelty, counterfeit, bogus,
    American, united, states, usa, us, Italian, Malaysian, Australian,
    documents,
    identity, identification, driver, license, license, driving,
    residence, permit, SSN fake passport id, free fake passport, identity
    theft, fake, novelty, camouflage, passport, anonymous, private, safe,
    travel, anti
    terrorism, international, offshore, banking, id, driver, drivers,
    license, instant, online, for sale, cheap, wholesale, new identity,
    second, citizenship, identity, identification, documents, diplomatic,
    nationality, how to, where to, get, obtain, buy, purchase, make,
    build, a, passport, i.d., British, Honduras, UK, USA, us, u.s.,
    Canada, Canadian, foreign, visa, Swiss, card, ids, document, getting,
    visas, cards, foreign .....................................


  •  Buy Quality Real And Fake Passports,Driver's License,ID Cards, Counterfeit Money
  •  Buy real and novelty passports, id cards, visas,driving licences, resident permit cards, green cards, ssn, British national insurance number, ISIC, IYTC, ISIC, degrees,certificates, diplomas and more..(legitdocumentsproducers@usa.com) We are an independe
  •  Whatsapp: +1 260-786-6671) Purchase REAL REGISTERED and FAKE UNREGISTERED Passports,Id Cards(pvc), Driver Licenses, Visas, Resident Permit Cards, Green Cards, Passport Cards, Marijuana Cards, Check Counterfeiting(Check Washing), DBR forms, CRB checks(sta


Share |


Meeting the Mudmen
in Papua New Guinea

See the video HERE


Global travel guide and agent - news, articles and photos from untouched and exciting destinations around the world!
© 2000-2017 Travel Explorations - All rights reserved.
Powered by CustomPublish