Travelogue Part 27 Barber's Mosque, Kairouan

by Agnes Felber March. 10, 2010 3114 views

This most sacred city in Tunisia used to be the capital of the country between 800 and 1057 AD. It was named Kairouan (meaning caravan) back in 670 by an Arab leader during the Arab conquest of the region. To this day, it is a purely Arab and Islamic city, and up to 1881, the time of the French occupation, Jews or Christians were not even allowed to enter the city.

Zaouia (burial place) Sidi Sahab, or the Barber's Mosque is a delightfully decorated edifice, built in the moorish style. The mosque was erected above the tomb of the Barber of Mohamed, The Prophet.
Later the body was moved which made it possible for non-Muslims today to enter this beautiful place at all.

Clash of Cultures?

A side entry into the mosque.

Just one close-up to give a taste of the place.

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Timike 7 years, 7 months ago

csodaszep sorozat

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Judit 7 years, 8 months ago

gyonyoruek!! Legkozelebb vigyel magaddal!:))

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Boszorka65 7 years, 8 months ago

Csodálatos felvételek. És mikor jártál e gyönyörű helyen?

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Gonia 7 years, 8 months ago

all these place you've visted are unusaull and strange for us, but pictures are excellent. I saw you've changed your profile picture - now, you are riding on camel.this one is better then old one.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Pandka 7 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful shots!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited