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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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This Old Colonial Building Downtown

This Old Colonial Building is located in Rue Borj Bourguiba Downtown Tunis. Hard to pass by and not stopping admiring all those details for few minutes..   Share This:

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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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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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La Grande Synagogue de Tunis

The Synagogue of Tunis, completed in 1937, by the architect Victor Valensi. It is an architecturally interesting place with many colors and geometric shapes. Some historical anecdotes: – It was looted by the Axis forces when they came in 1942-43 […]

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The oldest Year plaque on a building in Tunis.

Many old buildings usually have a plaque with the year of  their construction. Specially those built during the Art deco / Art nouveau french colonial era in the early 1900ies. Those kind of plaques are rarely used after that period […]

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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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