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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“non muslims” (17 reviews)
“great mosque” (27 reviews)
“prayer room” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Rue De La Kasbah, Kairouan 3100, Tunisia
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"non muslims"
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"great mosque"
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"prayer room"
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"cover up"
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"prayer times"
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"amazing architecture"
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"day trip"
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"islamic art"
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"visiting hours"
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"roof terrace"
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"holiest site"
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"roman columns"
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"surface area"
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"an amazing place"
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"take photos"
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"old city"
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"organised trip"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour with a great guide from TTS. Very hot but we took regular breaks and coach was air conditioned. Educational and so much of it is still in tact! Recommended!

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Went on an organised trip from hotel in Hammamet. Was a bit of a journey but was a great way to see the Tunisian country side and small villages. The mosque was absolutely stunning with fantastic architecture. Men had to have shorts that covered the...More

1  Thank paulwindross
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

It was on a part of a 2-day visit to the Shara that we were introduced to this Iconic structure. So nice to be able to view it. There is a lot of history surrounding this building. An honour to be aloud to see it.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Non Muslims can enter this place. They have headscarves for women and robes should you have to cover up. Everyone was very welcoming. The place is huge. The prayer room is amazing and well worth a look. You cannot enter it but you can take...More

Thank Lane-English
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

This is the main attraction that can't be missed for Muslim travelers. We paid a visit and offer our solah. As usual in olden mosques, the ablution place is a walking distance from the mosque.

1  Thank marcofahmey
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Even if it is on the local maps and advertised as an attraction you will never be able to get it. Just like most of the Mosques in Tunis and especially in the Medina is it closed to non-Muslims most of the time. I think...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The mosque is very large and its architecture is very intricate built with small bricks and even its dome is built in the same way. It is quite large and when you enter the mosque you can see the age of the building in its...More

1  Thank LamaObeid
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

We were staying in Tunis, and it is a bit of a drive to Kairouan, but worth it. The countryside on the say is interesting, and the city itself also worth it. Put your mind back to the 7th century when this was a dense...More

1  Thank Douglas T
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

The mosque is a lovely peaceful oasis in a charming city. The courtyard has hundreds of reused roman columns with unique capitals.

Thank jennifer H
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Foreigners (non Muslims) not allowed inside main part. Therefore very remote view of the attractions.

Thank susanhipperson
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AhmedTaher
8 February 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.
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Abbey291
17 July 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
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