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Almohad Sites

Below is an illustrated index of the 2 Almohad sites profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.



  • Koutoubia Mosque
    Marrakesh, Morocco
    The largest mosque in Marrakesh, Koutoubia is famed for its monumental 12th-century minaret, which became the model for later Moroccan architecture.
  • La Giralda
    Seville, Spain
    The Giralda is one of three remaining Almohad minarets in the world (the other two are in Morocco). The beautiful structure became the bell tower of Seville Cathedral after the Reconquista.