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The minaret in Marrakech

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A true gem of Islamic architecture, the minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech, served as the model of the Giralda in Seville. The magnificent tower is the highest building in the city, standing at 230 ft. As it is the case with every mosque, only Muslims may enter their place of worship, including the minaret.

Comments (9)

Gorgeous photo! I am sure you know my question...can you climb it (not specifically you as I know you wouldn't) but is it open to the public to climb?

My goodness, That's really great!

candi:

Gorgeous phot, Maria!
Dusk is my favorite time of the day.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Maria, wow! This is a stunning photo! And thank you for the explanation of the minaret.

Thank you so much for posting this beautiful photo. Have a great weekend Maria!

sandrac:

What a stunning photo, Maria!

This is an incredible picture!

That's a very beautiful photo. And now I've got that CSNY song "Marrakesh Express" running thru my head. :)

Eden:

What a beautiful shot!

Anne:

Oh my, Maria that is a gorgeous, glowing photo, thanks for posting it!

Love the Babouches in the previous entry. And the colourful stalls are gorgeous. If these are the sorts of things one is tempted by, I don't blame you for planning to take an empty suitcase on your next trip! :)

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