THE CITY OF THE FIFTY MOSQUES - DECEMBER 2007
"THE BARBER'S MOSQUE - The Zaouia of Sidi Sahab, built between 1629 and 1692 and also including a medersa, is the burial place of a companion of the prophet Mohammad. It is also known as the Barber's Mosque since, according to legend, Sidi Sahab always carried three hairs from the Prophet's beard"
"STUCCO - The Barber's mosque is a jewel, showing similarities with the delicate Andalucia's aesthetic. Its decoration is of outstanding quality, with immaculate white lace-work of carved stucco"
"TILES - The walls are covered with beautifully coloured tiles"
"GARDEN - No wonder there are palm trees..."
"MEDINA DOORS - Kairouan's Medina (old town) is the best preserved in Tunisia. It has a trapezoidal shape, with an average length of 1000m and an average width of 500m, surrounded by brick walls of roughly 3.5km length"
"MEDINA - There are 105 historical monuments at the Medina, and the street scenes in «Cairo» of the film «Raiders of the Lost Ark», were filmed in Kairouan"
The old restored PASHA’S HOUSE (Governor's House) is now a government carpet shop. We were lucky enough to wander freely through the impressive building without a carpet salesman on our elbow...
"TILES AND LAMP"