Country: Tunisia

City: Beja

Year of construction (AH): 333

Year of construction (AD): 944

GPS: 36.725183° 9.182850°

Original Qibla: Parallel


Béja is a city in Tunisia. It is located 105 kilometers (65 mi) from Tunis, between the Medjerdah River and the Mediterranean, against the foothills of the Khroumire, the town of Béja is situated on the sides of Djebel Acheb, facing the greening meadows, its white terraces and red roofs dominated by the imposing ruins of the old Roman fortress.

The oldest mosque of the town is Great Mosque of Béja which was built in 944 by the Fatimidis on an old Christian basilica, near it there is another mosque, The Bey’s Mosque, which was built in 1675 by Murad II Bey for Hanafi Muslims of the city and in 1685 Mohamed Bey El Mouradi added a Madrasa to the mosque.



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