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

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The very heart of the Medina

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Tunis, Tunisia
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Tunis, Tunisia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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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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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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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Very beautiful, quiet space in the midst of the busy, hectic medina. The architecture is gorgeous, and it's quite stunning to find such a peaceful place in the middle of a bazaar.

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Rabat, Morocco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

the mosque has only one allowed entrance for tourists plus 5 dinars, excluding the MENA tourists, they don't pay. Well, I didnt But, 5 dinars, is quite expensive for 5 min view.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Really nice mosque with a beautiful courtyard. Close to the souks so easy to fit in on your trip to the souks.

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Benghazi, Libya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

You have to visit this outstanding mosque, nice architecture showing the Islamic architecture of the previous times.

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Mahopac, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

As a non-Muslim I was not permitted into the prayer hall, but could only look at the courtyard behind a barrier.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

There's not a great deal to see unless you're Muslim. Try finding a rooftop in the medina for a better view.

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