Al Haoua Mosque

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Al Haoua Mosque, also known as the Mosque of El Hawa or Ettaoufi, is a mosque in Tunis, Tunisia. It is an official Historical Monument.

Localization[edit]

This mosque is located in the Medina area of the city.

History[edit]

This mosque was built in 1252 by Princess Lady Sovereign Hafsid Atf Abu Zakaria I, mother of Mohamed al Moustancir Billah.[1] As it fell into ruin, it became subsequently known as "outdoor mosque" because it was built on a hill overlooking the gardens and orchards in a place called "Rawdha Essououd".[1]

When the Andalusians came to Tunis they used it as an educational institution.[1]

During the reign of King Hussein (1705 - 1735) the mosque was renovated.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Lieux de culte Municipalité de Tunis" (in French). Government of Tunis. Archived from the original on August 11, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2010. 

Coordinates: 36°47′34″N 10°09′55″E / 36.79278°N 10.16528°E / 36.79278; 10.16528