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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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Found this very interesting. Ladies cover shoulders, hair & knees. Men cover knees.

We went here on part of a full day excursion which we booked through Thomas Cook although they do not do the excursion they act as agents for Tunisian Travel Services. Our guide... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Visited Kairouan as part of an organised trip through Thomas Cook. It's well worth seeing the Grand Mosque, some of the masonary is incredible. The decor is fabulous as is the height and size of the minaret. Hearing the call to prayer was interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We went here on part of a full day excursion which we booked through Thomas Cook although they do not do the excursion they act as agents for Tunisian Travel Services. Our guide on the excursion was very good and explained and pointed out lots of things to us and here this was very interesting as I did not know... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The Mosque was build by Okba Ibn Nafaa (622-683) the Islamic conqueror of the Maghreb. It's a real piece of history, the inside Is beautifully decorated with carpets, mosaics and massive wooden doors...I would highly recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

As a muslim, went to tunisia for the Halal food. I didn't realise how much History the country has.. Went to the great mosque as a excursion from the hotel, and WOW. What a place, lovely atmosphere and beautiful architecture. Great to go and just soak in the atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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Address: Medina, Kairouan, Tunisia
Location: Africa  >  Tunisia  >  Kairouan Governorate  >  Kairouan

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