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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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A must see for those staying in Kairouan

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
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Watertown, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 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 17 August 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 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 7 July 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

We rent a van from Yasmin Hammamet to eljem and kairouan and it worth to go!. Very big and nice mosque with great architecture . Women have to wear scarf to enter mosque . Admission is free for moslems

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Beautiful relaxing amazing mosque, it's great to see such history, the architecture of the mosque is outstanding, very friendly and good staff, excellent library

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Go there before noon and not on a Friday (unless you go to actually pray), it's worth a tour. The size of this mosque is impressive! Don't get caught by someone who wanna show you around and ask you for money afterwards. You can definitely visit by yourself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

This was the first mosque that we had visited. We enjoyed our time here. The architecture was impressive and the historical and religious importance was fascinating.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Visited here with my girlfriend last summer and were absolutely astonished by this city' beauty. Being a huge muslim city, it was a great opportunity to meet people from all different cultures! Got some amazing photos from the high beautiful tower looking over the city in the loving scorching sun blazing down on our skin. Would love love love to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

We visited here on a day trip and can say it was a very pleasant mosque. The mosque has a central courtyard which non Muslims are allowed to enter as long as they wear appropriate clothing before they come in.

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