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Zitouna Mosque

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Address: Rue Jamaa Ezzitouna, Tunis, Tunisia
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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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Tuba L
Tunis, Tunisia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Adel B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

It was just an amazing experience in the middle of the old city you will experience a very relaxing atmosphere!! I spent almost an hour in this place watching the visitors and trying to recall the history of this mosque and its impact on the modern history of tunis! You have to stopover!

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Thank Guweidhi A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Al Zitouns Mosque is a Wonderful Islamic Mosque. It is located in the Old Medina of Tunis, between the small shops selling the traditional products and accessories.

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Thank Dr. Mayy A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

It is a hostoric place for education over hunderds of years It is located beside the old market Beautiful bluiding containing school for kids religious education like quran teaching ...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Like most of the mosques in Tunis, foreigners are forbidden to enter a mosque. This policy sometimes changes for a while, but it did not change for me. Thus I could see the mosque outside while walking through el Medina but I was not allowed to go inside. The architecture looks splendid and well preserved.

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Thank MLMaj
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

The mosque is in the heart of the Medina of Tunis. This is a place of prayer and worship for the Muslim people. When you visit, please keep this in mind and show respect for the people there. Women should cover their head and are frowned upon when walking through the main part. However, women can enter and sit in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

So beautiful, like all other Andalusian mosques but this one has an extra sense that it's real old and it also is ones way while walking through the fames streats of Al Madina

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Only visited the front square and u have to say it was very relaxing and peaceful with people praying outside and the birds singing

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