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Great Mosque of Kairouan

Rue De La Kasbah, Kairouan 3100, Tunisia
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Full-Day Kairouan and El Jem Tour from Tunis
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Full-Day Kairouan and El Jem Tour from Tunis
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“non muslims”(16 reviews)
“great mosque”(27 reviews)
“prayer room”(8 reviews)
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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Rue De La Kasbah, Kairouan 3100, Tunisia
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"non muslims"
in 16 reviews
"great mosque"
in 27 reviews
"prayer room"
in 8 reviews
"cover up"
in 6 reviews
"prayer times"
in 6 reviews
"amazing architecture"
in 3 reviews
"day trip"
in 5 reviews
"north africa"
in 4 reviews
"islamic art"
in 4 reviews
"visiting hours"
in 2 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"roof terrace"
in 2 reviews
"during ramadan"
in 2 reviews
"holiest site"
in 2 reviews
"roman columns"
in 2 reviews
"surface area"
in 2 reviews
"an amazing place"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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.

Thank Marquita C
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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 12 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.

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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

Thank Aqua_Uomo
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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

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

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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.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

A must-see if travelling in Tunisia! Impressive architecture and space. A historical place dating back to Byzantine period. It showcases how pre-Islamic and eastern Islamic art and motifs were incorporated into the religious architecture of Islamic North Africa. Great aesthetics and like all Mosques worldwide,...More

Thank Kathleenlim
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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
16 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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