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Kairouan Medina

Listed under Historic Towns and Villages in Kairouan, Tunisia.

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This is one of the best preserved medinas in Tunisia. The old town is surrounded by 10 metre high which are watched over by numerous defensive towers that were put up at the beginning of the 18th Century. Within the walls most of the streets are residential – but there’s a big carpet market which is pretty well known by visitors looking to find their perfect magic carpet. While the streets themselves are very old and look it, the current inhabitants show their wealth in ornate and colourful doors, windows and arches which look more like they belong in the Caribbean than Africa.

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