Kalat el-Koubba

sights / Architecture

Kalat el-Koubba information

Location
Sousse , Tunisia
Address
rue Laroussi Zarrouk
Prices
admission TD2.1, camera/video TD1/TD3
Opening hours
10:00-13:00 & 15:00-18:00 summer, 10:00-13:00 & 16:30-19:30 Sat-Thu winter
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The Koubba was an ancient funduq (caravanserai or inn) and the rooms surrounding the courtyard are now given over to mannequin displays of day-to-day life under the Ottomans. It's thought to have been built in the late 11th century AD. The most striking feature is the cupola with its remarkable zigzag ribbing; the fluted interior is just as impressive.