Mosques of Tunisia

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Mosque of Uqba, Kairouan  

Mosques of Tunisia

Kairouan’s Great Mosque

Mosque of Uqba, Kairouan

The Mosque of Uqba also known as the Great Mosque of Kairouan is one of the most important mosques in Tunisia.

Built by the Arab general Uqba ibn Nafi from 670 A.D. (the year 50 according to the Islamic calendar) at the founding of the city of Kairouan, the mosque is spread over a surface area of 9,000 square metres and is considered as the oldest place of worship in the western Islamic world, as well as a model for all later mosques in the Maghreb.