It was the minaret of this mosque which we used to guide us through Marrakesh, at least when we were in the Medina. It is the most important mosque, the inspiration to build the Giralda, and non-Muslims can not enter. However, they can admire the outside beauty of this XII century Almohad construction. Their gardens can also be accessed without any problems. The Koutoubia is next to Mohamed V Avenue which takes you toward the new city (Gueliz) and also the area known as modern Hivernage. Besides these things, it is practically next door to the famous Djemaa el Fna market and the souks.