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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 pigeons of Zaytouna Mosque

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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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The Kitchy Art Deco buildings of Hafsiya

El Hafsiya used to be the jewish hood part of the old medina of Tunis. in the 1930ies , during the french colonial era, the hood was completely razed and re-built with some typical french colonial art deco style. Nowadays, […]

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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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