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1. The famous great mosque

2. World's oldest minaret

3. Minaret details

4. Prayer hall

5. Mosque details

6. Gates and exterior

7. Cemetary of Ouled Farhane

8. Zaouia Sidi el Ghariani

9. Bi'r Barouta

10. Mosque of the three doors

11. City wall and gates

12. Zaouia of Sidi Sahab

13. Zaouia of Sidi Amor Abbada

14. Aghlabid pools

15. Around town

16. Shopping streets

17. At night


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Shopping streets
Kairouan, Tunisia

Kairouan, Tunisia

Kairouan, Tunisia

Shopping quarters of Kairouan are really just centred to the Avenue 7 Novembre and adjacent streets. You will not have have to go far off the area to find yourself in tranquil residential streets.
Shopping in Kairouan resembles many other tourist places, but there is a selection of locally produced items for sale too. The most noteworthy are carpets, sold from many different shops. The understanding of their quality and design is very a much a question of preference, but one rule applies all over: Buy only what you like for yourself, and do not be convinced that this is an investment of any sort. Once you leave Tunisia with your carpet, they lose most of their value, and they cannot be compared to the market position of Persian carpets.
Kairouan, Tunisia

By Tore Kjeilen