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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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Romdhane Bey Palace / Dar Jouini

Built in 1696 by Romdhane Bey,  who spent less than 2 years in it before being beheaded. legend says that the head of Romdhane Bey rolled in this very house court.   Then the palace passes through several owners,  the […]

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Eglise Sainte Croix in the Medina of Tunis.

Built in 1662 by foreign Christians in the “europeans” part of the Medina of Tunis, This church is one of the oldest inside the medina, it even gave it’s name for a while to one of the most emblematic streets […]

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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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