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Medina of Kairouan

Rue Bouhaha | Houmet Jemmaa la medina de Kairouan, Kairouan 3100, Tunisia
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4 days ago
“Complex Mausoleum of Abu Zama'a Al-Balawi”
9 Mar 2017
“Great medieval city needs more love and care”
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Rue Bouhaha | Houmet Jemmaa la medina de Kairouan, Kairouan 3100, Tunisia

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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Muhammad T
Reviewed 9 March 2017

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.

Thank beppi0
Reviewed 7 January 2017

See my review in Great Mosque of Kairaouan. A must see/rediscover place for hidden gems eplorers and culture lovers

Thank Toufik-22
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank Ameur E
Reviewed 29 October 2016

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

Thank Rebellious27
Reviewed 18 August 2016

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

Thank ral999
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Beautiful streets, beautiful doors, my favourite medina compared with the one in Sousse, Hammamet and Tunis. It is the most authentic one. Get lost! This is how you enjoy it the best.

Thank Sophie H
Reviewed 2 March 2016

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

Thank traveller1926
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Fourth in the sanctity of the city for Muslims, has the oldest mosque in North Africa and also the oldest minaret in the world. It has a large medina. After the founding of the seventh century, becoming one of the most important centers of Islamic...More

Thank Zlatan75Mitic
Reviewed 29 October 2015

One of the more traditional places in Tunisia, but still quite reachable from the tourist centres. Probably the best place to buy carpets.

Thank Thebeastandbeauty
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