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Zitouna Mosque

Rue Jamaa Ezzitouna, Tunis, Tunisia
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Tunis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Description: This mosque dates back to around 860.
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Should not visit Tunis without passing by, apart from iconic religious value and neighbouring markets, the architecture was great,

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Not much to tell about something you cannot see. I guess if you are Muslim and can go in it is probably impressive

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leicester
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

if you are ever in tunis you must visit this place, it is awe inspiring, the minaret is brill, don't miss this fantastic place

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Dakar, Senegal
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is an amazing islamic monument with an authentic architecture. History is on every corner and can be seen and felt everywhere. I have been fascinated by the pillars, the wood roof and how they are decorated. I would recommend any Tunis visitor to not miss this great monument.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A visit to Tunis cannot be complete with visiting Zitouna Mosque, located in the old city with a 1300 year history brings all the warmth and nostalgia of the good old days

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Naples, Italy
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

it is a pity that non-Muslims can only see it from the backyard. Anyway it's wonderful ... one of the oldest mosques in the world! Fantastic minaret that was the reference model for the other mosques in Africa. Beside there is the Zeituna Library, a quiet corner of medieval Arabic learning: how much science has been sent from here to... More

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Amman, Jordan
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71 reviews 71 reviews
7 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is from the oldest mosque in the world Still the keep the old design and art The old way from Habib borqaiba st is an added value

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

A peaceful place. Non muslims only allowed in to one side of the main forecourt but worth a visit to see this UNESCO site

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Cambridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

It was a challenge to find it....but head right into Medina and towards the Perfume area and then you will see it.....magnificent building. There are others mosques close by and so when the call to prayer begins.......it is even harder to find it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The translation means Mosque Of The Great Olives. Located inside the Medina and worth looking inside where the courtyard is. A lot of Islamic History is apparently taught in this mosque as I've been told. For non-Muslims you have to pay a small fee but for Muslims it's free to enter

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