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Address: Rue Jamaa Ezzitouna, Tunis, Tunisia
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This mosque dates back to around 860.

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Nice Big Mosque

Was a great place to visit, this mosque is very old, i don't know the correct information where it was built but i do believe that it's very old.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
yasmina l
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Zitounoa Mosque sits in the middle of the UNESCO listed souk of Tunis. It is a very old traditional mosque built around a court yard. The mosque is a haven of peace in what is a busy and bustling part of Tunis. I went on a Sunday and the place was a lot quitter. If you are Muslim and are... More 

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Thank Richard B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Founded in the year 737 The mosque is at the heart of the city of Tunis, the core around which the city such as we know it today has developed. Its foundation is dated precisely to the year 732 AD, but the mosque was rebuilt in the mid IXth century. Since, it underwent several modifications.

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Thank Walid E
Tunis, Tunisia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This mosque is one of old mosque in the world, it is a very wonderfull place to visited. Je conseil tous pour le visité

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Thank benazzouzbusiness
Tunis, Tunisia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

a very nice mosque that played and is playing a role of high importance in the Tunisia but not only but also in North Africa in general . Dear visitor when you go there keep in mind that you are in the heart of Tunis and it is the perfect place to learn about the real essences of the Islamic... More 

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Thank Lutfy D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Was a great place to visit, this mosque is very old, i don't know the correct information where it was built but i do believe that it's very old.

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Thank yasmina l
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

It is all about history and culture and beauty. This mosque has it all. Lovely interior, intact, full of rich history, and serenity. The interior is in built yesterday condition. The history is in every column and brick in the mosque, and what a fantastic location: overlooking the old city and right in the middle of it. Just beautiful indeed.

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Thank MoChehab53
Tunis, Tunisia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The Zitouna mosque, probably founded since 732, is the very heart of old Tunis. In fact, the whole Medina has been built around it. The Big Mosque of Zitouna, in addition to being a place of prayer, was a university, in which Masters skilled in various branches of knowledge teach, supplementing the teaching exempted in the médersas. These Masters, then,... More 

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Casablanca, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is a must visit. The heart of old Tunis. Go around the place and feel history in the air. And don't miss enjoying a traditional meal in nearby restaurants.

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Thank Ahmed_Badda
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is a beautiful mosque and very well preserved given it is nearly 1,000 years old. I definitely recommend you visit it even if it is tricky to find in the maze of lanes in the old market!

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Thank LondonXYZ1973
Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Though the sign outside says 'only Muslims', we were welcomed in when we expressed our desire to only look around; the mosque is quiet, exuding calm, and with some lovely construction including the minaret

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