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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.
Sidi Mahrez Mosque
جامع سيدي محرز
Religion
AffiliationSunni Islam
Location
LocationTunis, Tunisia

Shown within Tunisia
Geographic coordinates
36°48′15″N 10°10′06″E
Architecture
TypeMosque
Localization
This mosque is located in Medina area of the city.
History
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 also contains the tomb of Sidi Mahrez in a corner of the mosque.
Structure
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
^ 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
Media related to Sidi Mahrez Mosque at Wikimedia Commons

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Last edited on 7 May 2021, at 08:10
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