2/47.- Marrakech, Koutoubia mosque


One of the first sights tourists see when they enter the Medina is the Koutoubia Mosque. This is the largest mosque in town. Its minaret is 230-foot high. It dates back to the 12th century, when the Almohads ruled this part of the world. This Berber dynasty controlled the modern day Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Muslim Spain.

The minaret is an example of the Andalucian architecture. Its four sides have a unique decoration. Its walls used to be covered with tiles. The minaret has two twins, one in Seville and another one in Rabat.

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