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Zitouna Mosque

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Address: Rue Jamaa Ezzitouna, Tunis, Tunisia

This mosque dates back to around 860.

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Impressive old Mosque

Has been well looked after. One of the few Mosques in Tunis that is open outside of prayer times, most are closed.

Reviewed 18 October 2016
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Taif, Saudi Arabia
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This mosque is one of the most important mosques in northern Africa .it has got a unique Architectcal design .

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Dalyston, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

R-epurposed columns and capitals and decorative wood panelling are a highlight of a beautiful, peaceful sanctuary.

Thank Fionaehill
Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 390 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I was wandering alone through the Medina and passed by the front of the mosque that advertised morning tours; however, a few hundred yards further on, I was advised, by a young man who became my guide, that there was a back door. We went in and enjoyed the site with only a couple of other visitors, and it is... More 

Thank MaxGlobetrotter
Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Very beautiful old stony mosque of North African taste. The Minaret is decorated beautifully. If you are a Muslim, don't waste a chance to pray there.

1 Thank AhmedTaher
Tehran, Iran
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Zitouna Mosque (جامع زیتونه) is a beautiful place, especially for the visitors who has a taste of spiritual feeling.

Thank Alireza041972
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

AN oldest mosque with beautiful intricate works. The long opening hours make you to explore it well and you are lucky to see the pigeons flying around the courtyard area. The vibe inside is strong that I felt

Thank VijayaratinamRamah
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

If you visit the Medina, you cannot miss this mosque. Sadly, in Tunisia, unlike Turkey for instance, non-Muslims are not allowed into mosques. Still, you can still have access to the central square and you certainly have to.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Has been well looked after. One of the few Mosques in Tunis that is open outside of prayer times, most are closed.

1 Thank the_musafir
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

With regard to the architecture: the columns are Roman style the arches are Arabic; the minaret is totally unique. Has lots of carvings on the minaret. So impressive. Birds fly through the big spacey courtyard- the place outside the mosque where people can pray there aswell. A must see.

Thank Tuba L
Tunis, Tunisia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

it is an historical building built before the mosque of AL AZHAR in Egypt by around 40 years. it was the most important center in studying religion in the north of Africa. Until now, we celebrate all religious events in this mosque.

Thank Adel B

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