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Zitouna Mosque

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

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Beautiful Mosque

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

if you're around the area , i recommend you pass by to pay a visit to the mosque , it's a very beautiful mosque , the design is dazzling ! very peaceful area for praying

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I have seen many mosques in islamic and non-islamic countries, this is not very exceptional, but if you are already in Tunis, reasonable to visit, as it is in the Madina area. There is an entrance fee of 5TD. If you are muslim you are allowed to visit praying area and pray of course

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Travelling North Africa and the Middle East I have visited quite a number of mosques. Zitouna is probably one of the most beautiful - the uncommonly large courtyard is just wonderful, the dome and the minaret are a duet excelling in harmony. It is of course a pity that non-Muslims are not allowed into the building, but I think you... More 

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Tunis, Tunisia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It is an interesting site, but currently under the control of a crazy cleric (changed the locks on the ministry which is in charge of managing mosques). No access to even the courtyard, women not welcome.

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Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This Mosque is one of the most beautiful buildings i have ever visit ! i was there by the Fajr Prayer at 4 AM ! it was quite and very relaxing but after the prayer i got Lost in the streets of the Medina going back to the hotel :D hope you Enjoy it ;)

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Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

One of the nicest mosques ive seen. The architecture is definitely unique and the vibe is just great. Definitely worth a visit.

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