Bab Cartagena

Bab Cartagena (Arabic: باب قرطاجنة‎) or Carthage gate is one of the gates of the medina of Tunis, it located at the east of the former enclosure.

This door gave an access to the road leading to Carthage. It disappeared long before 1881.[1]

Bab souika
An old view of Bab Cartagena


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Dar Caïd Nessim Samama

Dar Caïd Nessim Samama is one of the palaces of the medina of Tunis.

Jellaz Affair

The Jellaz Affair (Arabic: أحداث ٱلجلّاز‎ Aḥdāth ul-Jallāz) (French: Affaire du Djellaz) was a violent confrontation in November 1911 between Tunisian protesters and the authorities of the French Protectorate of Tunisia which began at the Jellaz Cemetery. Over the course of two days, it became a series of fights and attacks in the streets, primarily involving Tunisians and Italian settlers. It was the most serious outbreak of violence in Tunis, and the first time French soldiers fired on the civilian population, since the establishment of the Protectorate in 1881. It was therefore a critical juncture in the development of the Tunisian nationalist movement.

Medina of Tunis

The Medina of Tunis is the Medina quarter of Tunis, capital of Tunisia. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.The Medina contains some 700 monuments, including palaces, mosques, mausoleums, madrasas and fountains dating from the Almohad and the Hafsid periods.

Muhammad III as-Sadiq

Muhammad III as-Sadiq GCB (Arabic: أبو عبد الله محمد الصادق باشا باي‎) ('As-Sadiq' (Arabic: الصادق‎) = 'the righteous') (Bardo 7 February 1813 - Bardo, 39 October 1882) was the Husainid Bey of Tunis from 1859 until his death. Invested as Bey al-Mahalla (Heir Apparent) on 10 June 1855, he succeeded his brother Muhammad II ibn al-Husayn on 23 September 1859. Named as divisional General in the Imperial Ottoman Army on 10 June 1855, he was promoted to the rank of Marshal on 10 December 1859.

Sidi Bou Hadid Mosque

Sidi Bou Hadid Mosque (Arabic: جامع سيدي بو حديد‎), also known as the Sidi Amor small mosque is a Tunisian mosque located in the north of the medina of Tunis.

Sidi El Hari Mosque

Sidi El Hari Mosque (Arabic: مسجد سيدي الحاري‎) was a Tunisian mosque for Aissawa brotherhood located in the north-east of the medina of Tunis.

It does not exist anymore.

Sidi Mardoum Mosque

Sidi Mardoum Mosque (Arabic: مسجد سيدي مردوم‎) was a Tunisian mosque located in the north-east of the medina of Tunis.

It does not exist anymore.


Tunis (Arabic: تونس‎ Tūnis) is the capital and the largest city of Tunisia. The greater metropolitan area of Tunis, often referred to as Grand Tunis, has some 2,700,000 inhabitants.

Situated on a large Mediterranean Sea gulf (the Gulf of Tunis), behind the Lake of Tunis and the port of La Goulette (Ḥalq il-Wād), the city extends along the coastal plain and the hills that surround it. At its core lies its ancient medina, a World Heritage Site. East of the medina through the Sea Gate (also known as the Bab el Bhar and the Porte de France) begins the modern city, or Ville Nouvelle, traversed by the grand Avenue Habib Bourguiba (often referred to by popular press and travel guides as "the Tunisian Champs-Élysées"), where the colonial-era buildings provide a clear contrast to smaller, older structures. Further east by the sea lie the suburbs of Carthage, La Marsa, and Sidi Bou Said. As the capital city of the country, Tunis is the focus of Tunisian political and administrative life; it is also the centre of the country's commercial and cultural activities. It has two cultural centres, as well as a municipal theatre that is used by international theatre groups and a summer festival, the International Festival of Carthage, which is held in July.

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