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Thousands of people can pray inside the Koutoubia Mosque, but you can only enter if you’re Muslim. Don’t let that deter you from the area though, as it’s a lovely spot for an evening stroll. It was first built in 1147, before being rebuilt in 1199 to properly align the building with Mecca. The red stone mosque is known as the "mosque of the booksellers" due to its ancient proximity to book traders. The minaret is visible from miles away, making it the city’s principal landmark, and the ornate pulpit inside is believed to be a gift from the Sultan Ali Ben Youssef.
Transport: Bus 1. Admission to the gardens is free.
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