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Address: Rue De La Kasbah, Kairouan 3100, Tunisia
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Though non-Muslims cannot enter this mosque, a look inside the doorway...

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.

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Un voyage dans le temps

Breathtaking atmosphere in this 'fourth religious city' where everything feels just out of time, from its beautiful Casbah, Bir Barrouta (Camel's well attraction), magroud... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Greater London, United Kingdom

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breathtaking atmosphere in this 'fourth religious city' where everything feels just out of time, from its beautiful Casbah, Bir Barrouta (Camel's well attraction), magroud (traditional sweet) shops and above all the Great Mosque!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I LOVED COMING HERE! ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! The Sidi Okba (Great Mosque) is Islam's fourth holiest site behind Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia, and the Old City of East Jerusalem. Yet, you don't have to be a Muslim to appreciate the beauty, splendour, serenity, and history of this mosque and all it has to offer. If your non-muslim, plan... More 

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Ramallah, null, Palestine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting Kairouan was one of our first destinations in Tunisia. For me- Kairouan is historically connected with early days of spreading Islam in this remote area. Even after 14 centuries it looks like a mystery. Never the less traveling from Sousse to Kairouan was easy using the public transportation. It is nearly 50 km from Sousse and it took little... More 

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

It was a very good experience for my family to visit the first mosquee in north africa. A lot of history and best arabic great architecture. It is simply amazing.

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Tehran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

As a monument been build in 670, it is a masterpiece of architecture. Don't miss to visit Grande Mosqué whenever you travel to souse, since it is so close to Souse.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

I was trying to get in here in the afternoon on a day in November. I was not allowed to enter because it was after a certain time and I was not a muslim. Besides this issue, the mosque is great and have an amazing place in history.

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Watertown, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I was a part of a staff ride that travelled the Tunisian battlefields fought during WWII. On the 2nd evening we stayed in Kairouan and a short walk from the Hotel was this Mosque. So much history and great information and one of the largest Mosques in Northern Africa. Worth the tour. The visit was in 2010, but the date... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

This is justifiably a UNESCO World Heritage site. The size of the Great Mosque tells you all you need to know about the importance of Kairouan at its height. The Mosque itself is very impressive in its scale and its architecture. It's beautifully maintained and happily still in use

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

It's nice to visit this amazing historical mosque and know all the history and story about it. If it happen to be in kairouan you should visit this amazing place

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Tunis, Tunisia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

Your Tunisian stay is somehow worthless if you do not visit the oldest and most important Islamic building in North Africa built in 672 AD. Kairouan is a haven for visitors and you will find the usual tourist shops and handcrafts that once Hillary Clinton the former secretary of state has bought some handmade carpets for her family.

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