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Kairouan day trip from Sousse.

Depart from your accommodation in Sousse to Kairouan, ranked 4th most sacred city in the Islamic world. Visit in a single day all the historical attractions of Kairouan (Great Mosque, the pools of the Aghlabids, the authentic Medina, The house of the Bey former governor of Kairouan, The Sidi Sahbi mausoleum and the unique Bir Barouta. Dive into history of this magical city and enjoy unforgettable moments ...

per adult from

$97

AUD

Duration

4 to 5 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Costs of access to the monuments (in total 12 dtn / 3 euro)
    • Entry/Admission - The Great Mosque of Kairouan
    • Entry/Admission - Mosque Sidi Sahbi (Mosque of the Barber)
    • Entry/Admission - Bassins Aghlabites
    • Entry/Admission - Medina of Kairouan
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: The Great Mosque of Kairouan, Rue Sidi Abdelkader, Kairouan 3100 Tunisia

    It is undoubtedly the oldest Islamic religious building erected in the Muslim West.

    It was in 670, during the first campaign for the annexation of Ifriqiya to the nascent Muslim Empire. After having chosen, at the edge of the mountainous foothills of the north of the country, the location of the "cantonment" - al qayrawân - in which he installed his troops in the wake of a first victorious offensive, General Okba Ibn Nafaa hastened to erect there a seat for the government of the Ifriqiyenne province and an oratory in mud bricks which, in the ninth century, after several redevelopments and with a few details, will appear under the appearance that we know today at the Great Mosque .
    A singular monument, that this Great Mosque of Kairouan whose perfect harmony perfectly hides an architectural "synchretism" unique in its kind.

    The materials which were used for its construction all come, indeed, from ancient sites belonging to various times before the Islamic conquest, while the general appearance of the building, in particular, the minaret, reflects a distant oriental influence. The whole forms an original whole, with sober features but not devoid of elegance.

    As for interior decoration, we must speak of exuberance: a real explosion of geometric and floral patterns carved in fine marble that decorates the facade of the mihrâb, the niche that indicates the direction of Mecca, or engraved in the panels of precious woods that make up the minbar, pulpit for preaching.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Mosque Sidi Sahbi (Mosque of the Barber), Kairouan Tunisia

    Sidi Sahbi Mosque (Sidi Sahbi Mausoleum)
    The Sidi Sahbi mausoleum, generally called the barber's mosque, is actually a zaouia commonly known as the barber's mosque. The bey mouradite Hammouda Pasha builds the mausoleum, the dome and the courtyard and the bey Mohamed Mourad builds the minaret and the madrasah.

    There is indeed the burial of Abu Zammat al-Belaoui who would have preserved some hairs from the beard of the Prophet Muhammad of which he is one of the companions. The earthenware and stucco panels found there form remarkable decorations.


    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bassins Aghlabites, Avenue De La Republique, Kairouan 3100 Tunisia

    Erected in a semi-arid steppe zone, the city of Kairouan had, at its creation, only very scarce drinking water resources. Thus, from the start, the city was haunted by the concerns arising from this deficit. And history has retained a testimony dating back to the years 734-741 in which the Caliph of Damascus ordered his governor in Kairouan to install around fifteen water reservoirs in the vicinity to supply the population with water drinking.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Medina of Kairouan, Rue Bouhaha Houmet Jemmaa la medina de Kairouan, Kairouan 3100 Tunisia

    The Kairouan medina is one of the most preserved and authentic in Tunisia. We get lost in its alleys, we succumb to local pastries, including makroudh segni, the city's specialty, we haggle at the souk, and we discover by chance its treasures, like the mysterious well Bir Barrouta and the small mosque of the Three Doors , without forgetting the splendid house of the bey.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Kairouan, Kairouan, Kairouan Governorate

    Bir Barrouta
    Bir Barrouta, one of the oldest wells in Kairouan, The Bir Baroutan is a very unattractive tourist attraction. Bir means "well" and Routa was the name of the Prophet's companion dog, who became Barouta through abuse of language. This well was built around 796 and restored in 1690, and is 20 m deep, 18.5 meters long and 13.5 meters wide. People come here to drink holy water because it is said that the well connected (communicating in depth) to the sacred well of Mecca Bir Zemzem in Saudi Arabia.

    The monument is located on the main artery of the Kairouan medina. From the outside, the building faces the street through two niches housing a drinking trough, above which are placed marble taps. The facade features a white marble memorial plaque bearing a poem in Naskhi characters that celebrates the construction of the building and dates from 1690.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Medina of Kairouan, Rue Bouhaha Houmet Jemmaa la medina de Kairouan, Kairouan 3100 Tunisia

    House of the Governor or House of the Bay:
    A large and luxurious residence, formerly belonging to the bey and which has housed a carpet temple for 45 years. Mergoum, alloucha, kilim: for the pleasure of the eyes or for shopping, visit recommended. You can see all kinds of handmade rugs, all kinds of patterns and everything is absolutely sublime but beware it is not given because you are dealing with great art here! You will learn in particular that the quality and the price vary according to the number of knots in the carpets: this can range from 10,000 to 250,000 knots! The more knots, the more delicate the work and therefore the more expensive the carpet.


    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Age Req.

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Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

4

Organised by nadhmi thabet

Activity ID: V-139117P9

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