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Youssef Dey Mosque

Youssef Dey Mosque

Youssef Dey Mosque, or Sidi Youssef Mosque, is a historic Ottoman-era mosque located in the old city of Tunis in Tunisia. The mosque was founded as a small mosque in the year 1612 AD by Yusuf Dey (Youssef Dey,) the Dey of Tunis during the Ottoman era, who then opened it as an Friday mosque in the year 1631. The mosque, which includes the mausoleum of Youssef Dey, was restored in the 19th century and then inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 as part of Medina of Tunis.

Site Information

Country: Tunisia

District: Tunis Governorate

Category: Mosques and Islamic Buildings

Site History: 17th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Medina of Tunis

Date of Inscription: 1979

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