The Great Mosque of Kairouan, Kairouan

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Dating back to 670 CE, The Great Mosque of Kairouan represents one of the oldest and most influential places of worship in the Muslim world. The vast complex boasts fortress-like walls enclosing a prayer hall and a huge marble courtyard. Reused Roman slabs with Latin engravings serve as a testament to the age of this mosque, as does one of the oldest minarets in the world. To find out how to plan a trip to Kairouan, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Really enjoyed the great mosque. The place is very peaceful Take a guide which will cost you 20Tnd and will stay with you for half the day. The city is very quiet and pretty. Definitely will visit aga...  more »
  • You will be transported back in time. In the summer, come in the evening and appreciate the calm and strength of this place.
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  • Lovely place. Visited feb 2019 and came back July 2019. This is how much I love this place. And Tunisia in general.
  • One of the landmarks of Kairouan. Built in 670 and is still very well preserved. It is currently used for the daily Muslim prayers. Can also be visited by tourists having different faiths and religions.
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