Sidi Amor Abbada Mosque - Kairouan, Tunisia
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Becktracker
N 35° 40.615 E 010° 05.700
32S E 599092 N 3948667
Quick Description: The mosque of the sabres was built around the tomb of a holy man, a former blacksmith
Location: Tunisia
Date Posted: 12/30/2020 4:31:56 AM
Waymark Code: WM13K7K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
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Long Description:

The Mosque of the Sabres (also known as the Zaouia Sidi Amor Abbada) was built in 1860 as the tomb of a local blacksmith, also revered as a holy man.

With its five ribbed domes, the zaouia is one of the principal shrines in the city and is regularly visited by pilgrims who come here to pay respect to the holy man and to pray.

Around the tomb are examples of the craftsman's skill: sabres, stirrups, anchors, and chests are all on display, together with wooden tablets inscribed with the holy man's prophesies.
Type: Current mosque

Rue Sidi Gaid, Kairouan Tunisia

Website reference (required if no minaret or 2nd photo): Not listed

Visit Instructions:

Posting a photo of your visit is strongly encouraged but not required. There is NO requirement that you enter inside the mosque as some mosques may not allow this. Please refrain from taking pictures inside the mosque if it is not permitted by the management and generally have respect for the reliqious nature of the site.
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Becktracker visited Sidi Amor Abbada Mosque - Kairouan, Tunisia 2/14/2010 Becktracker visited it