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.
Tours to Medina of Kairouan
Full-Day Kairouan and El Jem Tour from Tunis BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $115
Duration: 8 hours
Full-Day Kairouan and El Jem Private Tour with Lunch from Tunis BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $160
Duration: 8 hours
Medina of Kairouan Reviews
La médina de Kairouan est l'une des plus préservées et authentiques. On se perd dans ses ruelles, on succombe aux pâtisseries locales, notamment les makroudh segni, la spécialité de la ville, on march... more »The Kairouan medina is one of the most preserved and authentic. We get lost in its alleys, we succumb to local pastries, especially the makroudh segni, the specialty of the city, we haggle at the souk, and we discover by chance its treasures, such as the mysterious well Bir Barrouta and the small mosque of the Three Doors, without forget the splendid bey's house.
Nos ha sorprendido, fuimos en principio con la idea de visitar solo la famosa Mezquita en esta ciudad y nos encontramos con un pueblo bonito y muy autentico tunecino. Nos han encantado sus calles, sus... more »We were surprised, we went in principle with the idea of visiting only the famous Mosque in this city and we found a beautiful village and very authentic Tunisian. We have loved its streets, its doors, its shops, the friendliness of its people. Thanks to the way we went with a guide who spoke Spanish we were able to enjoy much more of every corner of the medina and its history. I highly recommend visiting this city.
Places to stay near Medina of Kairouan
Plan your trip to Kairouan
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Kairouan
Side trips from Kairouan
Hidden gems in Kairouan
Shopping in Kairouan
Duration: 1h 30min
Plans to Medina of Kairouan by other users
13 days in Tunisia BY A USER FROM QATAR April, outdoors, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Tunisia BY A USER FROM QATAR April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Sousse BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 33 days in Tunisia BY A USER FROM TUNISIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Tunisia BY A USER FROM TUNISIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 57 days in Tunisia BY A USER FROM TUNISIA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium