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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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Tourbet Sidi Boukhrissane

Tourbet Sidi Bou Khrissane is a mausoleum in the old Medina of Tunis located near Bab Menara. There lies some tombs of the Khourassanid (also called Banu Khourassan) Dynasty. They reigned over Tunis between 1059 and 1135. Currently closed, this […]

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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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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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Hotel Tour Eiffel

Deep inside the medina of Tunis, you may fin many small and modest hotel, usually called “oukela” here, cheap, with minimal services  but hey for 10dt(±3€ ) per night plus 3dt (±1€) for the shower, you can ask too much […]

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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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