Mosquée Youssef Dey (Youssef Dey Mosque), Tunis

Mosquée Youssef Dey (Youssef Dey Mosque), Tunis

An official Historical Monument, the Youssef Dey Mosque operated primarily as a public speaking venue before becoming a real mosque in 1631. At the time it was the 11th mosque to be built in the capital. In the late 19th century, it underwent extensive restoration, ordered by Ali Bey. A decree in 1926 saw the mosque become an annex of the University of Ez-Zitouna.

Why You Should Visit:
The mosque itself is really nice and even the courtyard is interesting (if you are lucky), but it's the neighborhood – the side streets, the cafeterias, etc. – that you should explore at least once.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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Mosquée Youssef Dey (Youssef Dey Mosque) on Map

Sight Name: Mosquée Youssef Dey (Youssef Dey Mosque)
Sight Location: Tunis, Tunisia (See walking tours in Tunis)
Sight Type: Religious

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Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles

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