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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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The abandoned Christian Cemetery in Megrine

Megrine is suburb south of Tunis, it used to be a french neighborhood during the colonisation era. since there were no more europeans living there for more than 70 years, the small cemetery in fir forest stayed abandoned for long decades.   […]

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Forgotten Shop signs

Some commercial signs are old, very old, some belonging to still active shops other to shops that have closed or changed activities. Tracking them may be hard since they are usually hidden by new signs and decoration but that’s why […]

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The hidden Sea Level Markers all around the Medina.

While roaming around the old Medina of Tunis, you may look around and above you to admire the medieval islamic architecture but you rarely think of looking down, to your ankle level. All around the medina’s streets there is some […]

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Inside the Abandoned Royal Mausoleum of Tourbet El Bey

Tourbet El Bey is a Royal Mausoleum in the old Medina of Tunis, build to be the last resting place the Husainid dynasty the Ottoman rulers of Tunisia at that time. (more on the wikipedia page). As it’s name says, almost all […]

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Inside the Abandoned Or Thora Synagogue of Hafsia

The Or Thora Synagogue used to be a small synagogue in the Hafsia hood, the part of the old medina of Tunis where a community of Tunisian jew used to live, the hood was called the “Hara” at that time. […]

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THE ABANDONED BERBER VILLAGE OF ZRIBA OLIA

Zriba Olia is another of those abandoned berber villages. This one is hidden on a small mountain near Zaghouan (70km south of Tunis) . Not much to say except if you’re fan of Collapsed old houses, invasive nature, breathtaking view, […]

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The Abandoned Berber Village of Takrouna

Takrouna is small berber village located at some 100ish km south of Tunis in the Sahel region. “The town’s name is thought to have originated from a tribe which immigrated to Andalusia in the 8th century. Following the expulsion of […]

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Abandoned Asylum in Tunis

This place used to be an Asylum in downtown Tunis  then was abandoned for obviously long years. Walking in the corridors feels like being in some horror movie Silent Hill style.   Share This:

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Ruins of the Medina

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