Tunisia is home to many beautiful and historic mosques that are known for their architectural and cultural significance. There are so many amazing Mosques in Tunisia, so if you have an interest in Arabic architecture you won’t be disappointed. So, how many mosques are in Tunisia and can non-Muslim tourists visit then? What are the most famous Mosques in Tunisia?
There are a few things that you should bear in mind when visiting the famous Mosques of Tunisia:
- Dress conservatively and women should take a head scarf to wear.
- Accept that not all mosques in Tunisia are open to non-Muslim tourists.
- Remember that they are places of worship and you should remain quiet whilst inside Mosques and Mosque Courtyard. Shouting and swearing is not respectful.
- Avoid drinking alcohol or smoking on the days you are visiting the mosques.
- Take a water bottle with you as the weather in Tunisia can get very hot particularly in the summer months.
- If you go inside mosques it is always best to go in with a guided tour.
- Plan your visits around busy prayer times such as Friday Prayers.
- If you don’t speak Arabic, your French may help you as Tunisia is an ex French Colony.
The most Famous Mosques in Tunisia
Some of the most famous mosques in Tunisia include the Zitouna Mosque in Tunis, the Great Mosque of Sousse and the Great Mosque of Kairouan. Kairouan is actually home to three famous Mosques — the great Mosque of Kairouan, the Three Doors Mosque and the Mosque and Mausolean of Sidi Sahab. Kairouan is a very spiritual place for Muslims and. Kairouan is a holy city in Islam, ranking fourth in importance after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem as a pilgrimage city. These mosques are known for their beautiful domes, minarets, and other decorative features, and are popular attractions in Tunisia.
Al-Zaytouna Mosque (or El-Zitouna Mosque)
This mosque, located in the centre of Tunis, is considered one of the most important and influential mosques in the country. It was founded in the 8th…