The Great Mosque at Kairouan

The town of Kairouan itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And situated within it is the Great Mosque of Kairouan, considered to be among the most important mosques in the whole of Tunisia. It covers a massive 9,000 square metres and is one of the oldest places of worship in all of the Islamic World.

The mosque’s enormous and impressive structure makes it the focal point of the surrounding area and one of great interest to tourists and locals alike. Visitors to this magnificent spectacle can take a tour around the grounds and courtyard, whilst learning all about its history and traditions. Although you can take a tour around the place, understandably, non-Muslims are not allowed in the prayer room. Despite this, it is still possible for you to take a look inside and see the remarkable architecture for yourself.

Women are required to wear headscarves on entry and men must have their knees covered, so it is recommended that you wear trousers for your visit.