City walls in Calle Cairuán

City walls in Calle Cairuán

Muralla de la calle Cairuán

Muralla de la calle Cairuán Running along the calle Cairuán, next to a cascading series of ponds and water channels bearing crystal-clear water, lies a stretch of the city walls which surrounded the Medina. Built on top of the previous Roman walls, what we see today owes much to the restoration work carried out in the 20th century. The unusual street name is because the city of Cordoba is twinned with the Tunisian city of Quairuan, whose main mosque has similar features to the one in Cordoba.