Zaouia Sidi Sahab
These cisterns, built by the Aghlabids in the 9th century are more impressive because of their engineering sophistication than as sights...
Zaouia of Sidi Amor Abbada
This zaouia, identifiable by its seven white cupolas, was built in 1860 around the tomb of Sidi Amor Abbada, a local blacksmith with a...
Mosque of the Three Doors
The Mosque of the Three Doors, 250m northeast of the Bir Barouta, was founded in AD 866 by Mohammed bin Kairoun el-Maafri, a holy man...
Easily the best place to soak up the atmosphere in the medina is the Turkish Coffeehouse.
Lots of fruit is grown around Kairouan; you'll find whatever's in season at the stalls around place de Tunis, just north of the medina.
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Zaouia Sidi Sahab information
Northwest of the medina is this 17th-century place tiled in luminescent colours and known as the 'barber mosque', because it contains the mausoleum of one of the Prophet's companions, Abu Zama el-Belaoui, who used to carry around three hairs from the Prophet's beard.