Medina of Kairouan, Kairouan

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Tour the ancient living World Heritage Site of Medina of Kairouan, a vibrant and compact urban core founded by Arabs in 670. Considered the fourth holiest site in Islam after Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem, the site houses one of the oldest mosques in the Islamic world, built in the 7th century with marble and porphyry columns. See large water tanks and bustling souk, and explore narrow maze-like alleys within the walls. The site flourished under the Aghlabid dynasty in the 9th century. Kairouan has some fine examples of 9th-century Andalusian architecture; the city remained the Maghreb's principal holy city despite the transfer of political power to Tunis in the 12th century. Our Kairouan trip builder app makes visiting Medina of Kairouan and other Kairouan attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Kairouan - the fourth holiest city of the Islam (after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem) just to let you know a little bit on the city. Kairouan is also the former capital of Tunisia - so it once was the.....  more »
  • This was a varied medina with all sorts of stalls ranging from all the local goods and food stalls to the normal tourist stuff. OK, you have to expect a bit of hassle from the sellers of tourist...  more »

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