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Ages ago the local barber performed ritual circumcisions, hence the name of this ornate cathedral.
Kairouan, Tunisia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing opportunity to walk in the footsteps of an Islamic pioneer. The visit to the tomb was an especially peaceful experience

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

This was a lovely place to visit. Our guide was very knowledgeable and told us some interesting facts about the tiles and wording around the mosque. There was also the tomb of the Saint here. You could not go inside, however, the lovely gentleman sat...More

Thank Lane-English
Reviewed 5 March 2018

The officials should really do something about this. There are no hours posted on none of the attractions listed in the local maps and books. You are really taking your chances. There are even closed when mosques are not in service or people praying. One...More

Thank Aqua_Uomo
Reviewed 20 February 2018

We enjoyed the time here. Although much is 17-18th Century, the tiles are incredible and the fact that this site is as big a draw as the Great Mosque is incredible.

Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

A trip to Kairouan deserves a visit to the mosque of the Barbar. Located within the city walls and pretty close to the Grand Mosque, it is also another amazing piece of Islamic architecture. It houses the Mausoleum of Sidi Sahab, generally known as the...More

Thank Kathleenlim
Reviewed 21 November 2017

據講佢係個靈墓, 又係個社區中心, 但入去參觀, 反而覺得係好華麗(但簡單)嘅清真寺, 色彩繽紛, 好似喺歐洲睇教堂咁, 好靚! a very beautiful mosque/tomb/community centre which i think is more beautiful than the Great Mosque!

Thank JChappyparadise
Reviewed 12 November 2017

this mosque surprised us. Very nice tiles and wooden design. You cant enter the mausoleum unless muslim, but it is really a beautiful mosque. Watch out touts trying to sell anything at the entrance.

Thank Sagustino
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

An amazing place to visit and very significant. Very good and helpful staff went that extra mile to accommodate and enhance our visit. Enjoyed the prayers and the sightseeing within the mosque.

Thank UBrummyZ
Reviewed 29 June 2017

A wonderful example of Islamic Architecture. Rich and interesting history. The mosque is very beautiful from inside and outside.This mausoleum was built in honor of Abu Zomaa al-Balaoui, a companion and barber of Prophet Muhammad. This building is also called "mosque of the Barber" since,...More

1  Thank Asiyah Noemi K
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The buildings were constructed at different times and are very nice examples of the styles of those times.I especially liked the oriental floral tiles and marble inlay decorations.

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