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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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The great mosquee of Kairouan is so peaceful, beautiful and so well-preserved. It's the oldest mosquee in the Maghreb. We were only few people inside so that was perfect. Bear... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place was seriously one of the most amazing places I have ever seen. Peaceful, welcoming, friendly. The architecture and décor is just beautiful. It's amazing. We were lucky enough to be there when it was raining,the water flowed down the hole in the central courtyard like a giant bath plug. Beautiful and mesmerising to watch.

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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

the fourth holiest city i Islam- a most imprfessive mosque which was also a fortress in early medieval times. Beautiful courtyard/ cloisters with a cistern underneath.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The great mosquee of Kairouan is so peaceful, beautiful and so well-preserved. It's the oldest mosquee in the Maghreb. We were only few people inside so that was perfect. Bear in mind that you must have your hair, chest, shoulders and knees covered. If you don't have anything they will lend you a scarf for your head, and a djellabah.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A very beautiful and spiritual place to visit. The Great Mosque is one of the most Holy sites in the Islamic religion. While we were not allowed to enter into the actual prayer rooms as visitors, you can look in and take pictures. It is breathtaking! Be sure to pay special attention to the architecture---you will see how they used... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The great mosque is the oldest mosque in Africa and located the UNESCO world heritage town of kairouan in Tunisia. There are amazing architecture outside and inside of the mosblo and the most ancient sculpted of Muslim art.The wells inside of the mosque in open air area, are still using by the prayers. You can see the surface of the... More 

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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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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Casablanca, Morocco
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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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