Great Mosque of Kairouan - Great Attractions (Kairouan, Tunisia)

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Take a tour of Great Mosque of Kairouan in Kairouan, Tunisia – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions tra...
Take a tour of Great Mosque of Kairouan in Kairouan, Tunisia – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats. The Great Mosque of Kairouan is one of Islam's holiest sites and North Africa's oldest mosque. It dates to 670 AD and was expanded to its full splendor in the 9th century. This powerful structure is considered to be the oldest Islamic religious site in the western world. The vast courtyard, surrounded by countless arches, opens onto an ornate hypostyle prayer hall. This locale is a popular pilgrimage site due to its immense size, architectural majesty, and long history. A treasure of Islamic reverence, The Great Mosque in Kairouan is a triumph of Islamic architecture, religion, and art.
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