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The luxurious kitsch and overladen decorated “Ksar Ezzahraa” Palace in the Medina.

This strange palace is located in the depth of the Medina of Tunis, in one of those small streets that you rarely passby by accident. It was closed and unknown for a long period then started with it’s new life […]

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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 Vintage blacksmiths of Bab Jdid

If you need to sharpen your sword or repair your armour.. ok not in these actual days but not that long ago just behind Bab jedid, one of the few still standing medieval gate of the old medina of Tunis, […]

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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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Tunis from the rooftops of the Medina

From the rooftops of the Medina, you can have an interesting view of both the medieval and the modern Tunis. Share This:

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Celebrations of the Mawlid

To celebrate the Mawled ( Birth of the Prophet) some zewya organize a Kharja, mystical singing, lot of encens and celebrations in the streets of the medina. Many Tunisians join to celebrate this holy event. Share This:

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Tourbet Ali Bacha

Built originally as the Mausoleum of Ali Bacha , a former bloody ottoman governor of Tunis. His remains have been transferred to Tourbet el Bey and the building is used as a HQ for the association of the old students of […]

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Ruins of the Medina

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Small shops of the medina

Some smalls shops of the medina of Tunis are timecapsules from another time and another era. The owers have often inherited the shop and the activity from their ancestors who did it for generations. Share This:

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