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Koutoubia Mosque

Koutoubia Mosque
Night view of Koutoubia Mosque
Koutoubia Mosque is located in Morocco
Koutoubia Mosque
Shown within Morocco
Basic information
Location Marrakesh, Morocco
Geographic coordinates view on map
Affiliation Sunni Islam
Region Morocco
District Marrakesh
Year consecrated 1184-1199
Ecclesiastical or organizational status In use
Status Active
Leadership Abd al-Mu'min
Architectural description
Architect(s) Caliph Yaqub al-Mansur
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Almohad
Completed Late 12th century
Minaret(s) One
Minaret height 77 m
Spire(s) One
Spire height 8 m
Materials Brick, sandstone, ceramic tiles

The Koutoubia Mosque or Kutubiyya Mosque (Arabic: ? Arabic pronunciation: [ja?mi?u?lkutubij?a(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.

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