Tinmel Mosque Day Trip

Tinmel Mosque Day Trip from Marrakech

Tinmel mosque, at about a hundred kilometers from Marrakesh, on the road to Asni, after passing through a narrow valley: what a surprise when suddenly we discover scenery which reminds us of the Cathar country! On a hilltop, a kasbah, then on a sloping ledge, a small 50- m wide mosque, amid the rocks. Tinmel mosque, a real architectural gem, this Almohad building is of great purity, and its architecture is typical of the era. There are other examples of that architecture: the Koutoubia in Marrakesh but also in rabat with the Tour Hassan and the Giralda in Sevilla. Restored in 1997, it is highly rated in Moroccan history.


Overview

The Tinmel Mosque is a mosque located in the High Atlas Mountains of North Africa. It was built in 1156 to commemorate the founder of the Almohad dynasty, Mohamed Ibn Tumart. Tinmel Mosque one of the two mosques in Morocco opens to non-Muslims, the other being the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. Hitting the Tizi-n-Test pass road which leads to Taroudant through the Asni and Ouirgane way, we arrive at Tinmel Mosque, home to the Almohade Dynasty where we can still see pieces of the Medieval fortress, the royal necropolis shelters, the remains of the founder Abdel Moumen and the spiritual master Ibn Toumert.

Tinmel mosque has been recently refurbished and it is a model of the Almohade art. On the way of return, we stop to Ouirgane, considered a gastronomic place where we have lunch. Afterward, we continue our journey back to Marrakech.


Full day trip to Asni and Ouirgane Valley
Explore the beautiful landscapes and Berber villages
Possibility to visit a weekly Berber market
Drive through Tahanouet and Asni Gorges
Visit of Tinmel the 12th-century Mosque

Pick-up from your hotel, riad, or accommodation in Marrakech
Drop off at your hotel, riad or accommodation in Marrakech
Duration : 09am - 06pm
Maximale group size: 4 people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide
Transport: comfortable touristic vehicle

Tips (optional)

To do this trek, you can be in good physical condition, but efforts will be rewarded.
Good walking shoes are mandatory, optional walking sticks sleeping bag
Please consider, that we can currently only accept in We need an advance of 30% of the total amount 4 weeks prior to arrival date, the remaining 70% are to be paid in cash upon arrival.
Payment: can be done in € / $ / £ ou MAD

Highlights

Full day trip to Asni and Ouirgane Valley
Explore the beautiful landscapes and Berber villages
Possibility to visit a weekly Berber market
Drive through Tahanouet and Asni Gorges
Visit of Tinmel the 12th-century Mosque

Include

Pick-up from your hotel, riad, or accommodation in Marrakech
Drop off at your hotel, riad or accommodation in Marrakech
Duration : 09am - 06pm
Maximale group size: 4 people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide
Transport: comfortable touristic vehicle

Exclude

Tips (optional)

Recommendation & Notes

To do this trek, you can be in good physical condition, but efforts will be rewarded.
Good walking shoes are mandatory, optional walking sticks sleeping bag
Please consider, that we can currently only accept in We need an advance of 30% of the total amount 4 weeks prior to arrival date, the remaining 70% are to be paid in cash upon arrival.
Payment: can be done in € / $ / £ ou MAD

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