Sunday, January 16, 2011

Tunisia - Shrine of Sidi Boulbaba

Shrine of Sidi Boulbaba, barber to the Prophet Mohamed, at Gabès.

Sent by Nesrine from Gabès in Tunisia.

"Gabès's principal sight is the Mosque of Sidi Boulbaba, situated on a hill to the left of the Matmata road, on the southwestern outskirts of the town. Here too is the tomb of Sidi Boulbaba, the Prophet Mohammed's barber, who retired to Gabès in the seventh century. The walls of the courtyard (which visitors may enter) are decorated with beautiful tiles and bands of inscriptions. Immediately adjoining is the former Koranic school (medersa), which now houses a small folk museum."(read more)

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