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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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Beautifully designed

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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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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Swindon, Wiltshire
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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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Highlands
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Awe inspiring mosque of massive importance to the Muslims of Africa and elsewhere. Well worth a visit - best with a guide to explain everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

very interesting and very beautiful. Well worth a visit. Beautiful mosaics. Lots of color and local color.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This mosque is considerably smaller than the grand Mosque but is decorated with thousands of beautifully illustrated tiles and plaster frescoes. The mausoleum itself is in the far corner of the courtyard and is well worth a nosey, the guardian will bless you with orange water for a tiny donation. Whilst we were there a family had just completed the... More 

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