"KAIROUAN-Sacred city" Top 5 Page for this destination Kairouan by anaochiana

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Kairouan is the most religious city of Tunisia-the pilgrimage to Mecca can be replaced with 4 (or 7 ) pilgrimages to Kairouan..
This city was at the crossroads of important caravan routes ( the name 'kairouan' means 'caravane' )
The legend says that a spring appeared in front of Oqba Ibn Nafi and the city became Sacred when he descovered a golden goblet that was lost years before in Mecca...
If u want to read more about it search on www.kairouan.org or search the orient lexicon..

I decided to visit this city after I ve seen some pictures of Kairouan on vt and I m happy i did it.. :) I hope I ll visit it at least 3 more times...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:architecture, traditions, culture, religion..
  • Cons:hot sun...
  • In a nutshell:If u visit Tunisia dont miss this city..
  • Last visit to Kairouan: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated Nov 5, 2006
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