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Great Mosque of Kairouan

Rue De La Kasbah, Kairouan 3100, Tunisia
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“great mosque” (27 reviews)
“non muslims” (14 reviews)
“prayer room” (7 reviews)
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Rue De La Kasbah, Kairouan 3100, Tunisia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were staying in Tunis, and it is a bit of a drive to Kairouan, but worth it. The countryside on the say is interesting, and the city itself also worth it. Put your mind back to the 7th century when this was a dense...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The mosque is a lovely peaceful oasis in a charming city. The courtyard has hundreds of reused roman columns with unique capitals.

Thank jennifer H
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Reviewed January 14, 2018

Foreigners (non Muslims) not allowed inside main part. Therefore very remote view of the attractions.

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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

A must-see if travelling in Tunisia! Impressive architecture and space. A historical place dating back to Byzantine period. It showcases how pre-Islamic and eastern Islamic art and motifs were incorporated into the religious architecture of Islamic North Africa. Great aesthetics and like all Mosques worldwide,...More

Thank Kathleenlim
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Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Very peaceful place, enjoyed walking inside and staying in the main hall, it’s really nice to have a walk around the mosque, very nice Resturant is just close by with very good view

Thank Ashraf A
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Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

This mosque has an amazing history and it was amazing being there as it's a beautiful structure ... love it really .

Thank Faisal A
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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Amazing and spectacular.The Kairouan mosque is the 3rd mosque in Islam.After Medina and Al Aqsa in Jesusalem.

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Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

This is a must for anyone visiting Tunisia. The great mosque has been well maintained and is a well visited attraction. The Friday I visited had about 4 coaches awaiting from Europe I think to see the courtyard. So I'd say it's a well visited...More

Thank YusufUkaye
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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

We visited outside prayer times so it was very quiet. The decor inside is really nice and has a very simple but traditional feature to it. Had a good chance to enjoy the coolness and serenity inside the mosque. The building is also very grand...More

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Reviewed June 29, 2017

The mosque is beautiful and have an amazing place in history.It is the oldest Muslim place of worship in Africa and is commonly regarded as the fourth holiest site in Islam (after Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem).The mosque is very well maintened and it is very...More

Thank Asiyah Noemi K
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AhmedTaher
February 8, 2017|
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Response from DukeTroy | Reviewed this property |
There is no direct public transportation. You would have to take a Louage (shared minivan from Tunis to Sousse, and then from there, another on to Kairouan. My expectation is that each Louage would cost less than ~$8/9 USD.
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Abbey291
July 16, 2015|
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Response from Richard B | Reviewed this property |
I travelled there from Sousse by a form of public transport called Louage. Cheap, cheerful, reliable and safe. Takes about 45 mins to an hour. It resembles a big taxi, about 8-10 seater. Great day out. You could get out at... More
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