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Tumble upon the Morroccan Moorish History at Koubba El Badiyin

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The Koubba El-Badiyin (Almoravid Koubba) is one of the oldest buildings in Merrakech and one of the most elegant dome present in Merrakech. It is basically an ancient mosque located inside the souks. The most astonishing thing about this ancient building is its great condition being a few hundred years old which makes it one of the popular attractions in Merrakech. This landmark is the only remaining symbol of the Almoravid architecture in Merrakech. This dome was used for cleansing before prayer and this structure is constructed on the top of a rectangular basin. The interiors of this building are magnificently decorated with beautiful floral patterns and outstanding calligraphy. The legendary decoration covers the frames and borders portrays the oldest cursive inscription in the Maghrebi script of North Africa. The Almoravid Koubba (or Koubba Ba'adiyin/Barudiyin) is next to the Museum of Marrakech and about 40 meters south of the mosque of Ben Youssef.

See also : Learn about the Islamic Religion at Ben Youssef Medresa

Opening Hours: April to September- 9:00am to 07:00pm daily.

October to March- 9:00am to 6:00pm daily.

Admission Ticket: There is a combined ticket of Koubba El Badiyin, Museum of Marrakech and the Medersa Ben Youssef which costs 60 Dirhams per person.

Location: Youssef Mosque, Marrakech, Morocco.

How to reach: The nearest train station is Gare Routière de Marrakech at Boulevard 11 Janvier which is a 20 minute walk away from the Koubba El Badiyin.

Contact: +212 024 39 09 11 "

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