Take a private tour of the Tinmel Mosque and enjoy VIP treatment. Your own fully qualified and accredited driver guide will help you discover Tinmel in the best possible way.
Destination: Tinmel, Ouirgane
Availability: Daily at 9:00 am
Pickup time: 8:30 am
Duration: One day
Category: Private excursion
Clothing: Comfortable clothes, comfortable shoes, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
Payment : Payment at the time of departure
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 Almoahade dynasty, Mohamed Ibn Toumert. It is one of two mosques in Morocco open to non-Muslims, the other being the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca.
Appointment with our driver who will be at your hotel or Riad for an excursion to Ouirgane at 9:00 am. Take the national road N° 203 which leads to Taroudant by the Asni and Ouirgane road, we arrive at Tinmel, the home of the Almoahade dynasty where we can still see parts of the medieval fortress, the royal necropolis shelters, the remains of the founder Abdel Moumen and the spiritual master Ibn Toumert.
After the first half of the day, on the banks of the river tribal kasbah of the former feudal chief Sultan Caïd Goundafa. The inner part of this decaying palace-fortress Kasbah, with storks nesting on the ramparts, still retains traces of its original Hispano-Arabesque decoration and seems to have been built either at the end of the 17th century (or the end of the 19th century, depending on who is telling the story).
The Tinmel Mosque has recently been renovated and is a model of Almoahad art. On the way back, we stop at Ouirgane, considered a gastronomic place where we have lunch. Then we continue our journey back to Marrakech.
Decsription :Tin Mal (Tinmal)
In an isolated place 10 kilometres behind Ijoukak is the small mountain village Timal, north-east of the Tizi n’Test pass at an altitude of 2000 metres.
It is a point of origin in the history of Morocco – the cradle of the Almohad empire and at the same time the last evidence of the Almohad conquest in the 12th century.
The holy city of Tinmal was founded by Ibn Toumart – who started the holy war against the Almoravids from here.
In 1276, the city and the last refuge were largely destroyed when the Merinids set out to conquer Morocco.
Tinmal was restored in 1990 and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
This mosque is architecturally the original type of the classical Almohad mosque – also the model of the Koutoubia in Marrakech.
Very beautiful is the panoramic view from the roof of the minaret. (Visit possible with our guide!)
Nearby is a more important “Kasbah Talaat n’Yacoub” – the ancient fortress and base of the Goundafi. It is in bad condition and partially destroyed.