The Great Mosque is a must-see historical place in Sousse. It looks more like a fortress than a mosque. Originally, the building had a defensive role, protecting the port along with the nearby Ribat. Its courtyard dates back to the 9th century, but the arcaded portico dates to the 17th century. The mosque is not open to the public but the prayer hall can be glimpsed through the open doors. The prayer room is surmounted by two cupolas with shells. The roofing is supported by masonry pillars and its Maghreb oriented towards Mecca, is richly decorated. It is believed that if you visit the mosque three orfour times, it will be like visiting Mecca.
Take the light rail as it connects central Sousse by the Medina (4 Station Sousse Bab Jdid) to Mahdia via Monastir. It stops along the way in various neighbourhoods in southern Sousse and the Monastir MIR IATA airport. Public transport buses run every 30 minutes from the city centre to the Medina. Of course, hiring a taxi is the easiest and quickest mode to reach the destination.
From September 16 to June 16 and from 18 July to 15 September
Day Opening Closing
Sunday 8am 2pm
Monday 8am 2pm
Tuesady 8am 2pm
Wednesday 8am 2pm
Thursday 8am 2pm
Friday 8am 2pm
Saturday 8am 2pm
From June 17 to July 17 (Holy month of Ramadan) : 8am to 3pm
5 DT (Tunisian Dinar) for entry
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