Ouled El Hadef


This 14th-century medina has a unique, striking architecture of pale brickwork arranged in relief patterns of endless, rhythmic variation; the easiest way in is from Ave de Kairouan. Many of the buildings have been beautifully restored, and there are numerous boards with information on specific mosques, shrines and other historic buildings.

The families living here come outside to socialise come dusk – strolling at this time is quite special