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.


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


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]


  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