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Zitouna Mosque

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Address: Rue Jamaa Ezzitouna, Tunis, Tunisia
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This mosque dates back to around 860.

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Impressive old Mosque

Has been well looked after. One of the few Mosques in Tunis that is open outside of prayer times, most are closed.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 18, 2016
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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Zitouna Mosque (جامع زیتونه) is a beautiful place, especially for the visitors who has a taste of spiritual feeling.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

AN oldest mosque with beautiful intricate works. The long opening hours make you to explore it well and you are lucky to see the pigeons flying around the courtyard area. The vibe inside is strong that I felt

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

There are two excellent reasons why you would want to include the Al-Zaytouna mosque in your Medina itinerary: 1) History: this is the Medina's oldest mosques and one of the oldest places in the Medina itself. Built in the 700s and then restored in the 900s, there is a keen sense of history here that captures the firm place that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

If you visit the Medina, you cannot miss this mosque. Sadly, in Tunisia, unlike Turkey for instance, non-Muslims are not allowed into mosques. Still, you can still have access to the central square and you certainly have to.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Has been well looked after. One of the few Mosques in Tunis that is open outside of prayer times, most are closed.

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Thank the_musafir
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

With regard to the architecture: the columns are Roman style the arches are Arabic; the minaret is totally unique. Has lots of carvings on the minaret. So impressive. Birds fly through the big spacey courtyard- the place outside the mosque where people can pray there aswell. A must see.

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Thank Tuba L
Tunis, Tunisia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

it is an historical building built before the mosque of AL AZHAR in Egypt by around 40 years. it was the most important center in studying religion in the north of Africa. Until now, we celebrate all religious events in this mosque.

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Thank Adel B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

It was just an amazing experience in the middle of the old city you will experience a very relaxing atmosphere!! I spent almost an hour in this place watching the visitors and trying to recall the history of this mosque and its impact on the modern history of tunis! You have to stopover!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Al Zitouns Mosque is a Wonderful Islamic Mosque. It is located in the Old Medina of Tunis, between the small shops selling the traditional products and accessories.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

It is a hostoric place for education over hunderds of years It is located beside the old market Beautiful bluiding containing school for kids religious education like quran teaching ...

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