The Almoravid Qubba (Arabic: القبة المرابطية), or Qubba Ba'adiyyin/Barudiyyin, is a small monument in Marrakech, Morocco. It was erected by the Almoravid dynasty in the early 12th century. It is notable for its extraordinary decoration and for being one of the only remnants of Almoravid architecture in Marrakech.
The Almoravid Qubba is situated next to the Marrakech Museum and around 40 meters south of the Mosque of Ben Youssef. It is the only surviving example of Almoravid architecture in Marrakesh. It was built in either 1117 or, more likely, in 1125, by the Almoravid amir Ali ibn Yusuf.: 43 Most scholars today believe that it belonged to the nearby Ben Youssef Mosque, the main mosque of the city at the time, and that it was a pavilion used for ritual ablutions before prayer. The mosque itself, also originally built by Ali ibn Yusuf, has since been completely rebuilt in more recent centuries. This type of structure for providing water near a mosque was also known as a mida'a (Arabic: ميضأة; "ablutions facility") and is found in later mosques in Marrakech.
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Ji Gu | Sep 25, 2017
closed for renovation
Liang Shen | Dec 15, 2016
Local people really need to learn how to treat historical relic. The ground is full of trash. It might be better to put it in the Louvre.
K leo | Dec 16, 2017
BELLOUT AHMED | Jan 14, 2017
A historical monument back to the Almoravids in the old medina worth a visit
Susana Ruiz | Oct 4, 2016
Interesting to make up your mind how the students live there and then, but not gardens which I think is one of the strength of this city.
Tamer Abdo | Apr 18, 2018
Closed for renovations
HARSH PATEL | Jul 1, 2018
The Almoravid koubba in Marrakech, Morocco. The Almoravid Koubba (or Koubba Ba'adiyin/Barudiyin) is a small monument in Marrakech, Morocco. Dating to the 12th century, it was erected by the Almoravid dynasty. At the entrance and at the top of the prayer room is the inscription: I was created for science and prayer, by the prince of the believers, descendant of the prophet, Abdallah, most glorious of all Caliphs. Pray for him when you enter the door, so that you may fulfill your highest hopes. The inscription refers to the Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad, and gives hommage to Ali ibn Yusuf, the patron of the building.
Adam Maximillion | Jun 9, 2018
abd el ati el akkari | Aug 5, 2018
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