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Things to do in Kairouan

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From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Mosque
“The city's main attraction is the Great Mosque of Sidi-Uqba, which is said to largely consist of its original building materials. In fact most of the column stems and capitals were taken from ruins of earlier-period buildings, while others were produced locally. There are 414 marble, granite and porphyry columns in the mosque. Almost all were taken from the ruins of Carthage. The Great Mosque of Kairouan (Great Mosque of Sidi-Uqba) is considered as one of the most important monuments of Islamic civilization as well as a worldwide architectural masterpiece. Founded by Arab general Uqba Ibn Nafi in 670 CE, the present aspect of the mosque dates from the 9th century. The Great Mosque of Sidi-Uqba has a great historical importance as the ancestor of all the mosques in the western Islamic world. [source:Wikipedia]”
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Premise
“Main entrance gate in the Medina quarter, which is surrounded by walls, from which we can enter to the souk (market place).”
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Premise
“The Bir Barouta was built by the Ottoman ruler Mohammed Bey in 1676. A blindfolded camel is pulling the wheel, and the water that flushes out of the mugs you see on the picture is free to drink for anyone. [source:discover kairouan blogspot]”
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Café
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Mosque
“From Bab ech Chouhada the main street of the Medina in Kairouan, Rue Ali Belhaouane, runs straight ahead. A few yards along the second street on the right (Rue Sidi Ghariani) is the Zaouia of Sidi Abid el Ghariani, with the tomb of a holy man who lived in Kairouan in the 14th century. Notable features are the fine wood and stucco ceiling, the sumptuously decorated dome of the tomb and the inner courtyard with its beautiful arcades. This is due to become the headquarters of the Association de Sauvegarde de la Médina, which is concerned with the preservation and restoration of the old town. It is also planned to establish a museum of Arabic calligraphy, with a collection of inscribed gravestones of the ninth-11th centuries. [source:discover kairouan blogspot]”
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Bus Station
Place of Worship
“The mosque is a veneration place for Abu Zama' al-Balaui, a companion of the prophet Muhammad (pbuh). The sepulchre place is accessed from a cloister-like court with richly decorated ceramics and stuccoes. [source:Wikipedia]”
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Park
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Mosque
“The Mosque of the Three Gates was founded in 866. Its façade is a notable example of Islamic architecture. It has three arched doorways surmounted by three inscriptions in Kufic script, interspersed with floral and geometrical reliefs and topped by a carved frieze; the first inscription includes the verses 70-71 in the sura 33 of Quran. The small minaret was added during the restoration works held under the Hafsid dynasty. The prayer hall has a nave and two aisles, divided by arched columns, parallel to the qibla wall. [source:Wikipedia]”
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Neighbourhood
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Non-Profit
“La Ville de Kairouan est une ville Aghlabite à découvrir ses monuments historiques. Le grand rempart, la grande Mosquée et le Bassin aghlabite. Elle est connue par la fabrication du tapis artisanal fait main, d'une rare beauté- ”
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Restaurant
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“Accessible par une route goudronnée pas toujours très plane, à 2 km de Tozeur après la sortie d'el- Hamma, cette magnifique oasis jaillit au coeur du désert. Proche de la frontière algérienne, dans un décor étonnant, entre les montagnes de gypses (roches orangées à l'origine des "roses des sables"), le sable couleur ocre et le ciel d'un bleu éblouissant, cette oasis est considérée comme la plus belle de Tunisie. Elle est située près d'un vieux village (ancien camp militaire romain: Ad Speculum) qui lui offre la source d'eau nécessaire à la croissance de sa palmeraie et où la vue est imprenable.”
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