Great Mosque of Tunis or Mosque of the Olive Tree

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Closed on Fridays to non-Muslims, the Great Mosque is the largest Muslim place of worship in Tunis. Its 44m-high minaret dominates the medina and the mosque's huge courtyard, which is lined with a gallery accessed from the nearby souks. The prayer hall is the jewel of the mosque and is divided into 15 open naves. These are marked out by 184 columns and capitals, which were almost certainly pillaged from Roman Carthage when the mosque was rebuilt in the 9C.

Useful information

Address : 

R. Jamâa ez Zitouna

Opening hours

8am-noon - closed to non-Muslim visitors on Fri

Nearby tourist attractions

Central Market
Central Market
Situated at the entrance to the medina
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Souk el-Berka
Souk el-Berka
A former slaves' market, the Souk el
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Tunis Medina
Tunis Medina
Abandoned in the late 19C by its wealthy
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Avenue Habib Bourguiba
Avenue Habib Bourguiba
One of the busiest streets in Tunis,
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Perfume Souk
Perfume Souk
The Souk el-Attarine dates from the 13C
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Central Market
Central Market
Situated at the entrance to the medina
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Souk el-Berka
Souk el-Berka
A former slaves' market, the Souk el
1:00
Tunis Medina
Tunis Medina
Abandoned in the late 19C by its wealthy
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Central Market
Central Market
Situated at the entrance to the medina
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Hammouda Pasha Mosque
Hammouda Pasha Mosque
As you head down rue de la Casbah, you
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Bardo Museum
Bardo Museum
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