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Situated in the middle of a huge plain in the Tunisian Sahel, Kairouan is a friendly town with a medina boasting old-fashioned façades, a good-natured atmosphere and two notable buildings: the Great Mosque, one of the oldest in the Maghreb, and the Mausoleum of the Barber, both of which are important Islamic monuments. The “souks quarter” is where you’ll find Kairouan’s two main specialities: wool carpets with a varied array of designs, and makhrouds (date cakes), which are best enjoyed with a glass of mint tea.

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  • Barber's Mausoleum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    TN - Kairouan

    Incorrectly known as the "Barber's Mosque", this mausoleum is in fact a zaouïa housing the tomb of Abu Dhama. This companion of Mohammed was nicknamed Sidi Sahab ("carrier of three hairs") as he was said always to carry with him h..

  • Huge ochre-coloured walls surround the Great Mosque, which was built in the 7C and is considered to be one of the oldest in the Maghreb. Its large courtyard is surrounded by a beautiful colonnaded arcade. The three-storey minaret stands in one corner..

  • Aghlabid Basin

    TN - Kairouan

    The 9C Aghlabid Basin is a huge 5m-deep pool with 64 sides. Built to provide the city with water, this 55m3 basin was supplied by a 36km aqueduct which carried water down from the mountains. Once home to 250 000 inhabitants (the population today is 1..

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  • La Kasbah

    Avenue Ibn El Jazzar Cite la mosquee TN - 3100 Kairouan

    Boasting a central location in Tunisia, Hotel La Kasbah offers a warm and friendly welcome in the heart of Kairouan, a walled town of great historic and spiritual significance. Hotel La Kasbah features comfortable rooms and suites offering an elegan..

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