Walked around the medina. Saw many different buildings. Very traditional place. There are some places where prominent people resided but you need historic understanding to appreciate their former dwellings.
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Kairouan is the best explored on foot, and the most interesting part of it is like in many Tunisian cities it is the Medina, the old city.Less commercial than other medinas in the country, Kairouan feels even more like it ebbs and flows to a...More
Abu Zama'a Al-Balawi was killed in the battle with native Barber in 654 AD and his body was burried here, the original mausoleum was very simple. This complex was renovated in the 17 century AD, its consist of 3 components - mausoleum, medrasa and guest...More
Just wander around in the maze of little alleys, with photo opportunities on every corner, but avoid the "instant best friend" touts and the souvenir stores, where you're sure to get fleeced. You do need some tolerance towards garbage and decay, though, to enjoy it.
See my review in Great Mosque of Kairaouan. A must see/rediscover place for hidden gems eplorers and culture lovers
The medina of Kairouan hosts the original arabic architecture since kairouan is the first islamic town in north africa. A lot of history and typical arabic architecture. Clean and tide, it shiws the strength of the arabic history, culture and knowledge.
A visit to kairouan is a a journey in time back to the 7th Century, when Islam was expanding miracleously over the roman and the persian empires . Kairouan gave muslims a strategical step in Africa between the Byzantines on the mediterranean coasts and the...More
We visited the Medina around 6:00pm when it was a little cooler and a little quieter. There were still lots of people around - mostly local and only a few tourists. We were not hassled. Instead we enjoyed the beautiful architecture and contrasting white walls...More
Ancient medina with the most fabulous pastry shop anywhere - it is painted green and it is simply wonderful. The medina has wool sellers, weavers, traditional clothes makers, restaurants and more. Beware that some people run a scam to take you to places where they...More