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.


This mosque is located in Medina area of the city.


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.


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]


  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. 

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