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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 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),

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Swindon, Wiltshire
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Swindon, Wiltshire
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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Nice place went to as part of a tour and learnt some history about the place and what it stands for. Great for pictures and spacious.

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Highlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Second time visit the first many years ago still worthy of a visit even for non muslims very unassuming entrance into the large courtyard very quiet mid morning with a good local guide to give the relevant history of when built and by whom and the very great importance to those of North Africa who can not make a pilgrimage... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Lovely spacious courtyard, with many different columns. Attractive interiors too. Pity one cannot climb to the top of the minaret.......

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

A lesson in materials, structures, scale and proportions, column work, relief patterns, serene elevations, rhythm and flow. Located deep 50 km from Sousse in north-eastern Tunisia in the homonymous town. Astonishing number of marble, granite and porphyry columns. It is the mother of islamic religious edifices and to my impression, from the limited views that have exceeds the Uzbekistan later... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I loved visiting this place. It was quiet we were almost the only ones there. Learned a lot about the religion and it was also fun to cover our heads with pashmina's.. The Mosque is big and beautiful. We cannot go inside the actual place where they pray since we are not Muslim, but you can look from the gate.... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

While, indeed, this is probably the best attraction in Kairouan it's nothing special and impressive. It is a very big mosque and the city itself is among the 5 holy Muslim cities but this is everything. It's free of charge, as long as I remember and they give you a scarf to cover yourself (head, shoulders and legs if your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A huge, very important mosque especially in the whole of Africa. Very well preserved and very interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

One of the largest mosques in Tunisia. Nice architectural features and history; they'll let you peak into the main prayer room.

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