The Kairouan Grand Mosque is one of the oldest and largest mosques in North Africa, and has become a model and benchmark for subsequent mosques in the Maghreb. Within its walls, there is a multi-pillar worship hall, a wide marble courtyard (patio) and a square minaret. In addition to religious sacredness, it is also a masterpiece of Islamic architecture and art.
The Okaba Great Mosque in Kairouan, also known as the "Great Mosque", is the first and largest mosque established by Islam in North Africa. The temple is 130 meters long, 80 meters wide, and the wall is 4 meters high. It looks like a huge castle. The courtyard is paved with marble and has an arched corridor supported by 300 stone pillars on three sides. The minaret in the northwest of the temple is a square, three-story trapezoid, 35 meters high. It is the tallest building in Kairouan, the oldest and largest building in North Africa, and it is as famous as Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem in the world. One of the four major mosques. Tunisians believe that seven pilgrimages to Kairouan is equivalent to a pilgrimage to Mecca. Because of it, Kairouan is among the four holy places of Islam.
The landmark of Kairouan, it is said that 7 times to Kairouan is equivalent to 1 hajj to Mecca. Experience the breath of the holy city in the vast square. It is very hot here in summer, with an average temperature of more than 40 degrees. It may be close to the desert hinterland. The location of the mosque is easy to find, and Kairouan is a city suitable for experiencing Africa.
The Zaituna Grand Mosque is located in the center of Medina, the old city of Tunis, the capital of the Republic of Tunisia. It is one of the most famous mosques in the world. At present, the mosque is the place where large religious ceremonies are held in Tunisia.