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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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Beautiful!

Although smaller than the Great Mosque of Kairouan, Sidi Sahbi might be even more beautiful. The architecture and artwork throughout the building was impressive.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Although smaller than the Great Mosque of Kairouan, Sidi Sahbi might be even more beautiful. The architecture and artwork throughout the building was impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

One of the oldest monuments in kairouan. It is 1400 year old !!!. We enjoyed the simplicity combined with spirituality showed by the islamic architecture and decor.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

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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England, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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Doha, Qatar
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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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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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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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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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