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This was a islamic cultural most important site in 670ad. Scholars used to come here to learn and teach here from all over the world.
I was asked to pay to enter the mosque but after a bit of haggling, I said I am not...More
This grand mosque was built from the remains of the broken and destroyed Roman temples in the area and its evidence is in the walls. It is a very big mosque with 365 columns inside the actual mosque. Its minaret is 32 meters high and...More
I came here with a guide outside prayer times, so there was no-one else inside. That was good because my guide was able to explain the history of the mosque to me without disturbing anyone. The interior is relatively small but the tower is pretty...More
Went of an organised full day excursion with TUI.
Picked up at 7:25 & headed to Kairouan for the mosque. Guide added an extra stop at another site, would have preferred to go get straight there.
The Great Mosque was quite impressive & the guide...More
The locals say that this is the oldest mosque in Africa, although this is disputed. However, that takes nothing away from the beauty and simplicity of this vast building. One fact which is not disputed is its significance to Islam in Africa. Definitely worth a...More
Visited as part of a Tui trip from Hammamet. Fantastic place to visit, having a knowledgeable guide is a big help, really sets the scene. Fantastic architecture and history. The only thing you cannot do is go into the Mosque as a non muslim though...More
The architecture is breathtaking. The intricacy of the designs reflect the dedication of the artisans to the expression of their faith. Humbled by the perfection of the sundial and impressed by the water sistern system
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.
Response from RicardoBowie | 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
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 the Mosque. I would recommend going to the Louage station so you can go from point to point. It is about 10-15 mins walk back to the Mosque - just navigate your way back. Not a big deal. Also the medina next to the Mosque is gorgeous. Do remember to go for a look. I loved it. Have a great time.