By staying in a 5-star hotel during your stay in Marrakech, you have the opportunity to discover extraordinary buildings, inherited from the traditional Moroccan architecture following the reigns of the many dynasties which “built” the country. Indeed, since it was founded in 1602 by Youssef Ibn Tachfin, the city of Marrakech was founded under the reign of the Almoravid dynasty. Marrakech is the second largest imperial city in Morocco see more https://www.travelblog.org/Africa/Morocco/blog-1003046.html. From now on, the city is the first tourist city of Morocco, it has been the setting for the cultural wealth of the whole country and it has inherited many infrastructures resulting from its history. In this heritage, there are many religious places that have influenced the religious art of the city. Marrakech has thus become the centre of tolerance, especially in terms of religion. Within Marrakech, there are mosques since the kingdom is Islamized, but also places of worship of other religions such as churches or synagogues. In this article we will present you some places of worship that are absolutely worth a look.
The Koutoubia Mosque is undoubtedly the mosque most frequented and largest in Morocco. The latter was built in 1199 by Sultan Yacoub El Mansour and has a 77-metre high minaret. This minaret is visible from all points of the ochre city, even from your 5 star hotel in Marrakech. The Koutoubia minaret is decorated with three large copper balls representing the three major holy sites of the Islamic religion, Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem. This building with its Hispano-Moorish architecture is very similar to the Giralda in Seville.
Among the other religious places that you can visit not far from your 5-star hotel in Marrakech, we can cite the synagogue Salat Al Azama which means in French the synagogue of the Dissidents. The synagogue was built in 1492 when Jews expelled from Spain came to Morocco. The mosque is housed in the Mellah district in the Medina of Marrakech, this district is known to be the one of the Jews. Salat al Azama is considered to be one of the most beautiful synagogues in the kingdom and is proof that Muslims and Jews can live together in peace.