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The central square of Marrakesh, Jem el Fna, is the best place to explore Morocco – the land of orange trees and argan oil. As soon as the sun goes down, this place transforms into a fairytale of oriental proportions. On the square is the Koutoubia Mosque - the symbol of Marrakesh and one of the most significant monuments of the country. Tourists are not permitted inside, but the main attraction is the minaret, the tallest in the city. A delightful ornament has been carved into almost 80 meters of openwork. Several copper balls are gilded to crown it. According to legend, there were originally three of them made of pure gold, and the emir's wife gave the fourth after she melted all her jewelry as a sign of regret for not keeping the post.

Moreover, the mosque is surrounded by a picturesque garden. Usually, people use it as a refuge from the heat or enjoy the views of Marrakech's picturesque landscape.

By the way, a visit to Essaouria – the ancient port of Marrakesh – will complete your experience in the city. Here were filmed episodes of "Game of Thrones," Before our era, one of North Africa's most important trade centers was located here.

Koutoubia captivates with its unusual flair of the eastern riddle, which attracts tourists worldwide to solve. Do not miss the opportunity to touch the historical heritage of Morocco, feel its history and enjoy the subtlety of creating this architectural masterpiece!

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