Medina of Kairouan
Great Mosque of Kairouan
The Great Mosque, also known as the Uqba Mosque, is at the heart of the city’s heritage. Standing at the nexus of 15 different thoroughfares, in the center of the country between the mountains and the sea, it is considered the fourth holiest site in Islam after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem.
Martyrs square is an urban space located at the edge of medina boarder in Kairouan. This urban space called as a martyrs square in Kairouan because many of the soldiers died there during the past war happened long time ago. It is a significant urban space in Kairouan because there is the location for the gathering of urban people in medina of Kairouan. There are many social activities there as it is the location for hotel, café, cultural house and more. This square located in front of the Bab Jaladdin where it served as an entrance for many significant spaces such as Souq and the Zawiya. The Bab Jalladin itself provided a strong criteria for the heritage value in the Kairouan.
Basin of Aghlabids
Basin of Aghlabides is a grand hydraulic structure that provides water for townspeople since the Middle Ages and now it serves as a public park. In the era of the Aghlabids, the fountain was used mainly to feed the city of Kairouan with water, but it was used several times as a place for entertainment and various periods, especially under the rule of Ziyad Allah III.The basin of Alaghlabides was built of limestone covered with lime on an area of 11,000 square meters. It also contains a small filter, a large basin for storing water, and two large tanks for the exit of water. The total that can contain and store all these pieces is 68,800 cubic meters of water.
Souk of Kairouan is a commercial centre located in the Medina of Kairouan. The so-called Downtown of Tunisia is filled with vendors and small shops selling local speciality foods, craft arts, jewellery, house necessities and many more.Most parts of the souk are preserved as it was during earlier days and filled with bright colours and ornaments. The souk is not as crowded as other souks in Tunis and Sousse, but full of life with fair mixes of tourists and locals.