Founded in 670, Kairouan flourished under the Aghlabid dynasty in the 9th century. Despite the transfer of the political capital to Tunis in the 12th century, Kairouan remained the Maghreb's principal holy city. Its rich architectural heritage includes the Great Mosque, with its marble and porphyry columns, and the 9th-century Mosque of the Three Gates.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

3 sites in this World Heritage

  • La Médina et ses Faubourgs
  • Zawiya de Sidi Sahib
  • Les Bassins des Aghlabites

La Médina et ses Faubourgs

Zawiya de Sidi Sahib

Les Bassins des Aghlabites

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DATA

Region
Arab States
Country
Tunisia 
Category
Cultural
Name
Kairouan
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(ii)(iii)(v)(vi)
Year of Registered
1988
Keyword
Registered in 1988