Hamuda Pasha Mosque
At the medina's heart lies this beautiful mosque, its forest of columns scrounged from Roman Carthage. Non-Muslims can only enter the...
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Hamuda Pasha Mosque information
There are mosques all over the medina; interiors are off-limits to non-Muslims. The finest include Hamuda Pasha Mosque, a 17th-century, harmonious, richly decorated building that reflects the prosperity of the times. Its witch's-hat minaret is octagonal - typical of the Turkish Hanefite strand of Islam.