Less commercial than other medinas in the country, Kairouan's feels even more like it ebbs and flows to a different rhythm than modern...
Zaouia of Sidi Abid el-Ghariani
Just inside the Bab ech Chouhada, the restored Zaouia of Sidi Abid el-Ghariani dates from the 14th century and contains some fine...
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...
Easily the best place to soak up the atmosphere in the medina is the Turkish Coffeehouse.
This patisserie is the best in town and bakes a staggering aray of the local speciality biscuit, the sticky date-filled makroud .
Lonely Planet review
Here a blinkered camel walks in a circle, drawing water from a holy well said to be connected to Mecca. Stagey, yes, but the well forms a large part of the city's foundation story, and is also an important spiritual ritual for many visitors.