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Calle Cairuán is a street in the Jewish quarter in Córdoba, Southern Spain.

It runs along a stretch of the city walls which surrounded the Medina. These were built on top of the previous Roman walls, - what can be seen today owes much to the restoration work carried out in the 20th century.

During the 1960’s, the street was extensively refurbished from a polluted creek into a fresh water course flanked with flowers and spanned by footbridges. Nearby is the Almodóvar Gate dating from the 8th century.

The street is named to commemorate the twinning arrangement with the Tunisian city of Kairouan (Cairuán), whose main mosque has similar features to the one in Cordoba.

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