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Dar Bel Hassen

Located in Rue du Tresor, just next to Dar El Hedri. According to the book “Palais and Demeures de Tunis” by Jacques Revault: it takes its name from the fact that the Sheikhs of the Chadlia brotherhood, a Soufi sect […]

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Dar El Hedri.

Located in Rue du Tresor just next to Dar Bel Hassen According to the book “Palais et resides de Tunis” by Jaques Revault: It was built during the 17th century. “The founder of the Husseiniite dynasty, Hussein ben Ali Turki, […]

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Inside the Medersa El Mouradia

    Located in Souk El Leffa just behind the Zitouna Mosque, The Medressa El Mouradia was built around 1673 by the Bey Mourad II on the ruins of a former janissaires barracks ( after they revolted and have been anhilated). More recently, […]

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The Abandoned Casino of Hammam Lif

Undoubtedly one of the most iconic buildings in the city of Hammam Lif, the casino was inaugurated in the early 1900ies. It was a hotel then a casino then a restaurant, alternating between several changes of owners and opening/closing phases […]

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Fondouk El Henna

Between Souk El Blat and Souk El Kherba, in the medina of Tunis, you may encounter an unusual, intriguing, gloomy narrow alley that, at the first sight, may not seem very welcoming at all: Impasse Bou Hadra.   if you are […]

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Eglise Notre Dame des Rosaire de Tunis

  Located in “Rue de l’Ecole”, in the southern entrance of the Medina near Bab el Jazira / Bab Jdid,  and not far from Rue Tourbet el Bey. Legend says that this building was originally the home of a Turkish […]

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The Palace where Giuseppe Garibaldi hid in Tunis

The Gnecco Palazzo is located in Rue de la Commission at the ending of the old Medina of Tunis in the part of town where the europeans used to reside. The Palazzo belonged to Paulo Antonio Gnecco a rich Italian […]

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FACES OF THE OLD TUNIS – PART II: Lion Heads –

up for some lion hunting in downtown? it seems like some architects have something with lion heads. but they seem even more harder to hunt than the human faces decorating downtown’s old buildings. . Share This:

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Faces of the Old Tunis – Part I –

They are here, hidden in plain sight, watching us for more than a century, walking in downtown’s streets and no one seems to notice their presence. This is a first serie dedicated to those faces, heads, babies,.. that decorate some […]

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An old colonial style appartement turned into a StreetArt gallery.

Usually tags and Street Art are on the walls in the streets and public locations right ? Not this time, this Tunisian artist has transformed his old colonial style appartement located in Tunis downtown, into a street art gallery with tags all […]

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