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Mosque Sidi Sahbi (Mosque of the Barber)

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Address: Kairouan, Tunisia
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Ages ago the local barber performed ritual circumcisions, hence the name of...

Ages ago the local barber performed ritual circumcisions, hence the name of this ornate cathedral.

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I have never stepped foot in a Mosque before and I must say it was incredible. We of course had to cover up before entering which was no problem as we came prepared however they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I visited this mosque by hiring a car from Monastir. The mosque is very beautiful from inside and outside. I found it very peceful inside the mosque.

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Thank Aslam K
England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I have never stepped foot in a Mosque before and I must say it was incredible. We of course had to cover up before entering which was no problem as we came prepared however they did have scarfs for the men and women if need be. I wont say too much other than if you are considering it then just... More 

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Thank N H
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

This was almost as impressive as the grand mosque. Very peaceful and the way the sun was hitting it at the time made it look magical. The art and décor is beautiful.

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Thank Scott H
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

We went to visit this mosquee before the Great Mosquee. The art on the walls is amazing. Some people were there for circumcision. Not a good moment for the kids but "interesting". They have a coranic school inside very nice too.

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Thank Steyfani
Doha, Qatar
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45 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I spent time here about an hour to see this moque. You will see such a beautiful work art of ceramic walls. There are two tombs inside the moque. One is the tomb of Sidi Sahab and the other is a tomb of architec who built this moque. One of the wonderful moque is Kairouan, you must see this.

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Thank Farida2022
Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Some of the wall and tile art in this mosque is very intricate and pretty. Lots to see and appreciate here. The postcard sellers are pretty insistent and but they are only looking for a Dinar.

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Thank ScotchMissed
Merseyside, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We came here as part of a full day excursion which we booked through Thomas Cook although they do not run the excursion and are only agents for Tunisia Travel Services. Our guide on our excursion was very good at explaining everything in three different languages (English, French & German) and also spoke Arabic too. The tiles are something quite... More 

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Thank MerseysideTinkerbell
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Excellent work of Islamic art! Tourist are allowed. Full of amazing facts, history and art work that is incredible! A must on the list

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We went to the mosque as part of an excursion with Thomas Cook and it formed only a small stop in the day. Though a lot smaller than the Great Mosque, it is more ornate and beautifully decorated with traditional mosaics and lights. There are a few people trying to sell postcards in the mosque and they can seem persistent... More 

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Thank Nicole Alanna M
Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We visited as part of a larger tour which included the Grand Mosque. We were fortunate enough to have a very knowledgeable guild who took time to explain different facets of Islamic belief (this was especially good for the children in out party as they were studying Islam at school at the time of our visit. The only down side... More 

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