Mosquée Bab Doukkala
Marrakech, Morocco
Constructed in 1558/965 AH by Lalla Mansour, the mother of Ahmad  al-Mansur Dahbi (r. 1578-1603 / 968-1012 AH).  The prayer hall has eight naves, delineated by large, decorated columns supporting monumental arches.  The sahn is bordered by 5 arch porticoes on three sides, and the minaret is in the northwest corner.  The main entrance facade has three blind arches to the north of the monumental portal. A madrasa, hamam, and Qur'anic school are associated with the mosque.  

Sources: 

Berrada, Hammad, and Xavier Couplet. Marrakech de bab en bab ville et région: 14 promenades guidées. Rabat: Marsam, 2014.

Deverdun, Gaston. Marrakech: des origines à 1912. Casablanca: Frontispice, 2004.
Location
Boulevard Fatima Zahra, Marrakech, Morocco
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Events
1558/965AH
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Dimensions
38 x 36 m
Variant Names
Mosquée Bab Doukkala
Bab Doukkala Mosque
Building Usages
mosque
religious