Mosquée Sidi Mahrez, Tunis

Mosquée Sidi Mahrez, Tunis

Built by Mohamed Bey El Mouradi, son of Mourad Bey II in 1692 in honor of the patron-saint of Tunis, Sidi Mahrez, this mosque is an official Historical Monument. It is strongly influenced by Ottoman architecture, showing similarities to the Sultan Ahmed II Mosque of Istanbul with a central dome with cupolas occupying the four corners of the square of the prayer hall. Polychrome tiles were imported from Iznik (Turkey) to cover a large part of the wall in the direction of Mecca and the grand pillars that support the central dome. The interior of the mosque was renovated in the 1960s.

Tip:
In order for non-Muslims to visit the interior, they should convert to Islam, so you can perhaps satisfy yourself, without too many dramas, by observing this mosque from the outside.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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Sight Name: Mosquée Sidi Mahrez
Sight Location: Tunis, Tunisia (See walking tours in Tunis)
Sight Type: Religious

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