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Inside the bell’s tower of the Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul of Tunis

The Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul is definitely one of the most iconic monuments of Tunis. Located in the main Habib Bourguiba Avenue, its construction began in 1893 and the church was opened at Christmas 1897  ( more )   […]

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Inside the Russian Orthodox Church of Tunis.

The Russian Orthodox church in Tunis also called ‘Church of the Resurrection’  was built by the Russian community of Tunis in October 1953 by Russian architect Michel Kozmin. (ref wikipedia)   The building is a copy of the Church of the Intercession on the […]

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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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An old colonial style appartement turned into a StreetArt gallery.

Usually tags and Street Art are on the walls in the streets and public locations right ? Not this time, this Tunisian artist has transformed his old colonial style appartement located in Tunis downtown, into a street art gallery with tags all […]

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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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The vintage Impresarios of Bab Souika

Bab Souika is a famous historical district in the old part of Tunis, famous for a lot of reasons, one of them is the presence of many small bureaus of impresarios for those who want to rent the services of […]

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