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Bassins Aghlabites

Avenue De La Republique, Kairouan 3100, Tunisia
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good24%
  • Average50%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Mar 27, 2018
“Good place for a walk but that's about it”
Mar 4, 2018
“A total waste of time”
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Avenue De La Republique, Kairouan 3100, Tunisia
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

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

Thank C C
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

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

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

You have to have an imagination to understand how farsighted they were in the 9th century to build this water system. Humbling to see it still has elements in existence

Thank Douglas T
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Kathleenlim
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

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 They have been replaced by modern canalization.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

Thank Mona S
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

The basins once provided the whole town with water and are still functioning after over 100 years, but their immediate surroundings resemble a garbage dump more than a park.

Thank beppi0
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

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

Thank Bashar K
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

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.

Thank Eivind S
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Reviewed 25 July 2015

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

Thank Farida2022
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Reviewed 2 July 2015

We stopped here as part of an organised tour and it was our first stop in Kairouan. Had to pay 1 Dinar to take photos in the city. Up a number of flights of stairs with the chance to stop at a combined gift shop...More

Thank ScotchMissed
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