Zaouia( Mausoleum) Sidi Abid El-Ghariani
Zaouia( Mausoleum) Sidi Abid El-Ghariani Kairouan Reviews
Madrasa and Zawiya of Sidi Abid el-Ghariani. Jul 04, 2016
Zaouia Sidi Abid el Ghariani is named after a holy man Sidi Abid, who lived in this place and was buried there upon his death in 1386. He was a native of Gharian in Libya.
It is an impressive building from its entrance. The building dates from the beginning of the fourteenth century. The monument lies in the heart of the old city of Kairouan and consists of three buildings: mausoleum, oratory and madrasa.
The mausoleum contains Sidi Abid’s tomb in the monument’s finest room. Walls are faced with beautiful ceramic tiles, carved stucco panels and covered with a carved and painted wooden ceiling.
The oratory and the courtyard are paved with marble figuring geometric motifs and flanked with galleries on two floors.
In madrasa, the third part of the monument, religious teaching was dispensed to students who lodged on the premises.
In the zaouia there is also the tomb of the Hafsid sultan Moulay Hassan, who ruled from 1525 to 1543.
As there are no official opening hours, a visitor is most likely to find it open in the morning. Entry is with the multiple-site ticket.
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