The Great Mosque of Sousse

Built in the early IXth century, remodelled and extended during the Xth and XVIIth centuries, it is adjacent to the Ribat, from which it has inherited the fortified aspect with a crenellated surrounding wall flanked by two watchtowers facing the shore, from where assailants from overseas could have appeared.

A small door leads into the building and gives into a vast courtyard surrounded by porticos with arcades dating to the XVIIth century. The prayer room, as vast as the courtyard, is surmounted by two cupolas with shells; its roofing is supported by masonry pillars and its mihrab oriented towards Mecca, is richly decorated.



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- Ribat
- Catacombs
From 16/09 to 31/05 : 08.00 - 13.00
From 01/06 to 15/09 : 08.00 - 15.00
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