Sidi Mahrez Mosque

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Sidi Mahrez Mosque

Sidi Mahrez Mosque, also known as Mohamed Bey El Mouradi Mosque, is a mosque in Tunis, Tunisia. It is an official historical monument.

Localization[edit]

This mosque is located in Medina area of the city.

History[edit]

It was built by Mohamed Bey El Mouradi, son of Mourad Bey II in 1692 in honor of the patron-saint of Tunis Sidi Mahrez.

Structure[edit]

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.[1] 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.[1]

The interior of the mosque was renovated in the 1960s.[1]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Media related to Sidi Mahrez Mosque at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 36°48′15″N 10°10′06″E / 36.80417°N 10.16833°E / 36.80417; 10.16833