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Address: Medina, Kairouan, Tunisia
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Though non-Muslims cannot enter this mosque, a look inside the doorway...
Though non-Muslims cannot enter this mosque, a look inside the doorway reveals its most noteworthy feature—a motley set of columns relocated from numerous other locations.
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a historical and religious place. be aware that you must wear a trousers to enter the monument. be carefull about the wild sellers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

a historical and religious place. be aware that you must wear a trousers to enter the monument. be carefull about the wild sellers.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We visited the Great Mosque independently as part of our tour to Kairouan. The mosque itself is huge, magnificent and different to most of the other mosques we have visited in different countries. The visiting hours are from 9 until 14:00 I believe but we reached there around 15:00 but the guys were kind enough to let me and my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We visited the Great Mosque as part of an excursion with Thomas Cook and were provided with a tour of the mosque and allowed to use the rooftop of a nearby shop to look out over it. The mosque itself is magnificent, on a completely different scale to any building I've seen and the architecture, the mixture of Roman ruins... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Visited inApril 2015 as prt of the legends of Tunisia tour. Women and girls are required to wear head scarfs to enter this wasn't a problem for my prtner and her children as they had purchased them the day prior at the hotel gift shop. There are people outside selling head scarfs who start off saying half a dinar but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Visited in 2011 as part of the Three Cities Tour. A breathtaking monument and well worth a visit on your holiday. Ignore when did you visit tab.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

What an amazing piece of architecture, the stonework, plasterwork and mosaic work is beautiful and if you are into ancient architecture and the heritage of other countries this place is a must.

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iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We saw this place after seeing Eljem . It is about 3 hours driving from Yasmin hamammet . we hire a van from our hotel with 6 friends and it really worth to pay 300 dinars.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

As a place of worship it is truly remarkable. However, tourists can visit and tour the mosque. Very worth while. With of without a guide - it is truly beautiful and peaceful too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A beauitful place and a knowledgeable and frie3ndly guide whose explanation enhanced our visit. Sadly we were not allowed inside (I have done so at other mosques I have visited),

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We have been to visit Mosques all over the world from the largest to the smallest.......let me tell you the FRIENDLIEST...............it is the mosque at Kairouan. I am not overly into sects of any kind........I love my Heavenly Father and he loves me back....but a visit here is worth while on several levels......architecturaly....brill, historicaly...brill but......the friendliest religious place of ANY... More 

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