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There's the pools and some green space around it. No information panels, not much to learn but there may have been something in the small building which was closed when we visited. Kairouan is a city without much green space, so if you view his...More
not even worth the mile walk from the Medina. Dirty place, nothing really to see. Kairouan is actually a dirty city once you leave the core. Outskirts are a disaster and garbage and debris everywhere. Stay in the centre and in the Medina, I didn't...More
Aghlabite hydraulic system built in the 9th century in Kairouan. It provided water for the town for more than a millennium. Known as the Aghlabid Basins, they are composed of two connected cisterns which together form an open-air reservoir, fed by a 36-mile aqueduct sourcing...More
The Aglbides Cisterns or Basins (4 of them) shows how smart people were. They designed this hydraulic system to conserve and distribute water. They can still be used if need be. They have been replaced by modern canalization.
They are however very dirty. There is...More
During our visit to Kairouan and after completing our tour in the Grand Mosque we asked what else we can see beside the old City of Kairouan? The Basins Aghlabites were one of these places suggested to see. The name of Basins Aghlabites by itself...More
This water basin is not what it supposedly used to be a few years ago. Now the water is dirty and it is garbage all around. Seems like the city doesn`t have money or prioritize to maintain the site, too bad.
There are two huge bassins in Kairouan where water distribute to the city. I was here with my private tour guide before. I went to the great mosque.It is really nice to visit here. There is a small souvenir shop here at building and you...More