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Medina of Kairouan

Rue Bouhaha | Houmet Jemmaa la medina de Kairouan, Kairouan 3100, Tunisia
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Tourists appreciate the leatherwork and other crafts available in this ancient city’s old quarter (medina).
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Rue Bouhaha | Houmet Jemmaa la medina de Kairouan, Kairouan 3100, Tunisia

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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Walked around the medina. Saw many different buildings. Very traditional place. There are some places where prominent people resided but you need historic understanding to appreciate their former dwellings.

Thank UBrummyZ
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Kairouan is the best explored on foot, and the most interesting part of it is like in many Tunisian cities it is the Medina, the old city.Less commercial than other medinas in the country, Kairouan feels even more like it ebbs and flows to a...More

Thank Asiyah Noemi K
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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 10 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 14 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 22 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 S4485OOsophieh
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
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