EzZitouna Mosque
EzZitouna Mosque
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This mosque dates back to around 860.
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,628 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the Mosques Inside the Medina
    One of the items I planned to visit in the Medina is this mosque. I purposely looked for it and was disappointed to learn that it is not opened to the non- muslims. There is a Money Exchange place near it as well stores selling spices. Note that there other mosques I saw while walking around the Medina. They have ornate beautiful entrance doors that distinguish them fro the doors of the stores near them. They were all closed at the time of my visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 16, 2023
  • B T
    London, United Kingdom1,174 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Non Muslims not allowed in
    Non Muslims are not allowed in. There is a sign saying so, but don’t know if you could get in if you tried. You can still see it from the outside but it is hard to appreciate as the surrounded medina shops are all around it so you don’t get a clear view of it.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written February 2, 2024
  • Dirk W
    Alexandra Headland, Australia10,060 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic Mosque
    In the middle of Tunis' medina you will find Zitouna Mosque, the second oldest one in Tunisia, after the Mosque of Uqba in Kairouan. Like Uqba, Zitouna has pilfered the Roman site of Carthage in search of building materials, mainly columns. The original structure dates back to early 8th century, but a large part, including the square minaret was added by the Aghlabids in the 9th and the Zirids in the 10th. The whole structure is huge ; especially the central courtyard, which has some wells and a sundial.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 18, 2024
  • Abovetheclouds
    2,075 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful.
    This beautiful mosque is the oldest in the city. Take in the architecture from the exterior. Located in the heart of the Médina de Tunis. I believe you can go inside if you are Muslim or only to the courtyard if you are not (unsure but check). I only viewed the mosque from the outside.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written June 9, 2024
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mrc282
World8,897 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
despite the sign pasted on the entry door, it appears that both muslims and non-muslims are allowed to enter this mosque.

the first entry is into the courtyard, then following that, into the prayer halls. as it is with all mosques, genders are segregated so if you are female, head to the left, and male head to the right
Written January 3, 2023
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B T
London, UK1,174 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Non Muslims are not allowed in. There is a sign saying so, but don’t know if you could get in if you tried. You can still see it from the outside but it is hard to appreciate as the surrounded medina shops are all around it so you don’t get a clear view of it.
Written February 3, 2024
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Sonia H
Tunis, Tunisia44 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014
It is an interesting site, but currently under the control of a crazy cleric (changed the locks on the ministry which is in charge of managing mosques).
No access to even the courtyard, women not welcome.
Written November 4, 2014
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qcbear
Brentwood, CA59 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This mosque is easy to visit if you are planning a to shop in the souq anyway. We stopped while we were shopping and decided to go in even though we had been warned there is not much to see. Visitors are kept in a very small area without much to visible besides doors. It does provide a quiet place to rest a bit before heading back into the cramped souq for shopping. I would not recommend a visit.
Written June 3, 2009
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bangzi
Boise, ID1,197 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
this place doesn't not allow entry to non-muslim travelers. you can safely cross it off from your to-do list if you are not able to get in.
Written December 30, 2019
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Tracy P
Hong Kong, China656 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
The mosque is located in old city , old mosque serving Medina. The mosque looks solemn and quiet. One side is facing the old market street. It’s only for Islam so that not welcome visitors. There is a man guiding the entrance, not easy to enter. If you are willing to pay some money, he can lead you enter and search high point to take picture. Money seems the key to anywhere, haha.
Written December 22, 2019
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Edin Krnic
Tuzi, Montenegro3,701 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
This Mosque is in heart of Medina. The best time to visit is on Friday around 12:00. At that time is Dzuma praying time
Written November 11, 2019
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peetajohn
Norton, UK674 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The oldest mosque in Tunis and whether you are muslim or not this a place that should be visited.
The building is beautiful. The courtyard is impressive and the tower looks imposing.
When not being used for prayer the door to the mosque is open but with an attendant in charge so that tourists cannot just wander in. But if you are pleasant to him and offer a donation he will use your camera to take some photos inside.
This is a very historical building and really worth a visit.
Written October 31, 2019
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Luz_M
Zurich, Switzerland34 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
Not much to tell about something you cannot see. I guess if you are Muslim and can go in it is probably impressive
Written July 24, 2014
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namla
Naples, Italy315 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Friends
it is a pity that non-Muslims can only see it from the backyard. Anyway it's wonderful ... one of the oldest mosques in the world! Fantastic minaret that was the reference model for the other mosques in Africa. Beside there is the Zeituna Library, a quiet corner of medieval Arabic learning: how much science has been sent from here to Europe!
Written June 12, 2014
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