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Zawiya of Sidi Ben Arous

Zawiya of Sidi Ben Arous

Zawiya of Sidi Ben Arous is a historical Islamic Zawiya located in the old city of Tunis. It was founded in 1434 AD during the rule of the Hafsid dynasty. The zawiya houses the mausoleum of Ahmed ben Arous, a Sufi scholar and founder of the Arousia Tariqa. The zawiya was renovated in 1654 by Hammuda Pasha Bey, and was 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: 15th 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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