Mosque Sidi Sahbi (Mosque of the Barber)

Mosque Sidi Sahbi (Mosque of the Barber)

Mosque Sidi Sahbi (Mosque of the Barber)
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Ages ago the local barber performed ritual circumcisions, hence the name of this ornate cathedral.
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Steve_Grant1
Oldham, UK1,606 contributions
Mar 2023
This is a nice mosque to visit when you are in the city. Non Muslims can gain access to al but the holiest area. So this allows you to see most of the ornate interiors. Remember to look up as well as at eye level.
Written 13 April 2023
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RicherTrips
Monterrey, Mexico4,020 contributions
Jan 2022
This site has different names: Mosque Sidi Sahabi, Mausoleum of Abou Somaá Al Balawi, or Mosque Zaouia.
A simple brick wall welcomes you to an esplanade. Then, next to a minaret is the arch gate, with tiles, some of which have been lost.
Once inside, it´s a marvel of tiles, marble and stucco, that reminded me some Persian and Indian palaces.
Even though it´s a sacred place, no hijab was needed.
Written 16 February 2022
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Joe R
Chicago, IL478 contributions
Mar 2021
This was a nice visit of a small mosque. Nice designs and worth it to visit preferably with a tour guide. I went with the Tui group and enjoyed my visit here. Really nice I recommend to check it out.
Written 1 March 2021
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peetajohn
Norton, UK686 contributions
Oct 2019
The mosque looks plain on the outside but has some beautiful decorations and wall tiles inside and particularly around the inner courtyard.
Non muslims could not go inside the actual mosque but the guard at the door took a few pictures for us - for a donation to the mosque.
There were a couple of areas we could go into, to see the rooms where the children were taught, etc.
Not as spectacular as the main mosque but well worth a visit.
Written 1 November 2019
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JourneysFromSeattle
Seattle, WA247 contributions
Oct 2019
This small mosque and mausoleum features a number of beautiful design elements, including a small courtyard with beautiful handpainted tiles, and another room with a stunning white cupola, with each section of a different design.
Written 23 October 2019
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Saira T
Watford, UK37 contributions
Jun 2019
Very nice building with great decorations. Overall well maintained building with pretty colors throughout
Written 29 August 2019
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Sandra JK
Maidenhead, UK36 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
Mosks it self is small, but beautiful, but you need to wear a really warm shoes because of a very cold floor.
Written 3 April 2019
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David B
Delray Beach, FL1,145 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
Briefly visited during my trip to Kairouan. Some interesting architectural details to see from the courtyard.area.
Written 15 February 2019
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Sami
Nelson, UK180 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
This was a small building with the tomb. Where sidi saheb (a companion of prophet mohammed) is buried.

The building was in a dire state and the timb was not really well looked after. Bit disappointing.

It is def worth visiting
Written 23 December 2018
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Alex G
Iasi, Romania160 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
After visiting the Grand Mosque, this one provided an interesting contrast. I was surprised by how ornate the transitional courtyard was, the walls being decorated with beautiful glazed tiles. I don't know much of the history of the monument but it appears to be almost as important as the Grand Mosque so definitely something you shouldn't miss while visiting Kairouan.
Written 9 December 2018
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