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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.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
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Rue De La Kasbah, Kairouan 3100, Tunisia

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Reviewed March 19, 2015

A beauitful place and a knowledgeable and frie3ndly guide whose explanation enhanced our visit. Sadly we were not allowed inside (I have done so at other mosques I have visited),

Thank John N
Reviewed March 10, 2015

We have been to visit Mosques all over the world from the largest to the smallest.......let me tell you the FRIENDLIEST...............it is the mosque at Kairouan. I am not overly into sects of any kind........I love my Heavenly Father and he loves me back....but a...More

2  Thank Andy K
Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Nice place went to as part of a tour and learnt some history about the place and what it stands for. Great for pictures and spacious.

1  Thank UKtravelerone
Reviewed March 7, 2015

Second time visit the first many years ago still worthy of a visit even for non muslims very unassuming entrance into the large courtyard very quiet mid morning with a good local guide to give the relevant history of when built and by whom and...More

1  Thank Haggs2013
Reviewed February 9, 2015

Lovely spacious courtyard, with many different columns. Attractive interiors too. Pity one cannot climb to the top of the minaret.......

Thank tbonjour
Reviewed January 28, 2015

A lesson in materials, structures, scale and proportions, column work, relief patterns, serene elevations, rhythm and flow. Located deep 50 km from Sousse in north-eastern Tunisia in the homonymous town. Astonishing number of marble, granite and porphyry columns. It is the mother of islamic religious...More

2  Thank Bardangas
Reviewed January 27, 2015

I loved visiting this place. It was quiet we were almost the only ones there. Learned a lot about the religion and it was also fun to cover our heads with pashmina's.. The Mosque is big and beautiful. We cannot go inside the actual place...More

Thank Melissasunshine
Reviewed January 23, 2015

While, indeed, this is probably the best attraction in Kairouan it's nothing special and impressive. It is a very big mosque and the city itself is among the 5 holy Muslim cities but this is everything. It's free of charge, as long as I remember...More

Thank Anna A
Reviewed January 15, 2015

A huge, very important mosque especially in the whole of Africa. Very well preserved and very interesting.

Thank Rich52
Reviewed January 1, 2015

One of the largest mosques in Tunisia. Nice architectural features and history; they'll let you peak into the main prayer room.

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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.
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