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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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Well preserved Islamic Art Work! Amazing In Content! The Great Mosque of Kairouan, Tunisia.

One of the oldest and historically not only an important but also carries some of the most beautiful Islamic art work. . To some insignificant and of no consequence! For... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It is in this Mosque that the plan to start Murabitoon movement was developped. So the place is a part of the history of Morocco, Mauritania, Algeria and Senegal where the Murabitoon ruled for nearly a century.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

One of the oldest and historically not only an important but also carries some of the most beautiful Islamic art work. . To some insignificant and of no consequence! For others, in actual fact a very important Mosque. It holds much of early African Muslim history. It is said that Muslims from Africa on their way to Mecca and Medina,... More 

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skegness
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

this was a favourite Its a bit like the Alhambra palace in spain,just a bit smaller.Wonderful architecture and the mosaics are stunning

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56 reviews 56 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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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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Oldham, United Kingdom
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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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EASTLEIGH
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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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