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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.
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Rue Sidi Abdelkader, Kairouan 3100, Tunisia
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The Great Mosque isn't close to anything in particular, but it's rich history and unique architecture are worth the long drive. Be sure to bring a bunch of cash if you're interested in purchasing Tunisian rugs- they are handmade, traditional crafts of the area and are stunningly
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The mosque is of great historical importance and the sort of place that would normally be packed out with tourists and locals alike. However very few of either were there when we visited. The courtyard was a big wide expanse - loved the interesting sun dial that only pointed to
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We went on a day tour with Tui from Sousse. The mosque is well worth a visit - if you don't have a below the knee outfit and a scarf to cover your head and shoulders(females) they will give you a kaftan type outfit and a scarf at the entrance.
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On the day we visited there were very few visitors - mainly western tourists. Artistically this holy mosque is very simple and refined. At first glance it may seem somewhat plain, but as you look closer, artistically it is very beautifully designed and sophisticated. The
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This is huge mosque and very important historically. Not too much to see inside except for the structure itself which includes columns transported all the way from Carthage.
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