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Marrakech, the Koutoubia at sunset | by Carlo Tancredi
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Marrakech, the Koutoubia at sunset

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My travel in Morocco (December 2009 - January 2010)

 

Marrakech, the minaret of the Kutubiya at sunset.

Seen from Jama‘a el-Fnaa

 

"The Koutoubia Mosque (Arabic: جامع الكتبية‎) is the largest mosque in Marrakech, Morocco. The minaret was completed under the reign of the Almohad Caliph Yaqub al-Mansur (1184-1199) and was used as the model for the Giralda of Seville and for the Hassan Tower of Rabat.

 

The minaret of the Koutoubia was the model for the minaret of the Giralda mosque in Seville which in its turn has influenced thousands of church towers in Spain and Eastern Europe."

 

from wikipedia

 

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Taken on January 5, 2010