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Mosque Sidi Sahbi (Mosque of the Barber)

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Address: Kairouan, Tunisia
Description: Ages ago the local barber performed ritual circumcisions, hence the name...
Ages ago the local barber performed ritual circumcisions, hence the name of this ornate cathedral.
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Sublime wall art and worth seeing

Some of the wall and tile art in this mosque is very intricate and pretty. Lots to see and appreciate here. The postcard sellers are pretty insistent and but they are only... read more

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

Some of the wall and tile art in this mosque is very intricate and pretty. Lots to see and appreciate here. The postcard sellers are pretty insistent and but they are only looking for a Dinar.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We came here as part of a full day excursion which we booked through Thomas Cook although they do not run the excursion and are only agents for Tunisia Travel Services. Our guide on our excursion was very good at explaining everything in three different languages (English, French & German) and also spoke Arabic too. The tiles are something quite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Excellent work of Islamic art! Tourist are allowed. Full of amazing facts, history and art work that is incredible! A must on the list

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We went to the mosque as part of an excursion with Thomas Cook and it formed only a small stop in the day. Though a lot smaller than the Great Mosque, it is more ornate and beautifully decorated with traditional mosaics and lights. There are a few people trying to sell postcards in the mosque and they can seem persistent... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We visited as part of a larger tour which included the Grand Mosque. We were fortunate enough to have a very knowledgeable guild who took time to explain different facets of Islamic belief (this was especially good for the children in out party as they were studying Islam at school at the time of our visit. The only down side... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This mosque was beautifully decorated. The ceramic tiles and the plaster decoration does not depict any humans or animals due to the Islamic religion. It is smaller than the grand mosque but well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We visited as part of a coach tour. An interesting place but the visit was spoilt by one particular hawker who wouldn't leave our group alone and pestered us inside the site from beginning to end. In the Grand Mosque hawkers were kept outside which was much more sensible.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This place is smaller then the big mosque not to far from here but is still nice to visit. Plus was part of tour a little stop off.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Although much smaller it has just as much history than the Grand Mosque again out on a organised day trip it has some very beautifully viewed ceramic tiles and carved plaster features a good guide is essential to pass on the story and history Oh and dont be put off with the sellers who will try everything to get a... More 

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Ezzahra, Tunisia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It's a good place to learn about Tunisian sufi rituals and pray hoping that the good spirits of the place will help you achieve.

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

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