Take a tour of Town of Kairouan in Kairouan, Tunisia – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel vide...
Take a tour of Town of Kairouan in Kairouan, Tunisia – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.
This UNESCO world heritage site, Islamic cultural capital, and capital of the Kairouan Governate in Tunisia is the ancient town of Kairouan.
This holy town as founded in the 7th century as a military outpost, because of its preferable locale and terrain.
As a result of its religious, cultural, and political importance, the town has been lavishly adorned with intricate tile work and stunning architecture.
Throughout its somewhat tumultuous history, this area has been ruled by and been home to many tribes and peoples of multiple nationalities.
This town is a mecca of religious studies, and is home to some of the most prolific mosques in the world.
Kairouan is a heavily trafficked pilgrimage site, and is said to be the fourth holiest city in the Islamic faith.