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Address: Tunis, Tunisia
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Just a gate to the el Medina

I am not sure if I like this place? it is just a gate. Of course there is some history behind of it, but no one will tell you it when you are there. Pass it gently, you can even... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2015
MLMaj
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Torun, Poland
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Torun, Poland
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56 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I am not sure if I like this place? it is just a gate. Of course there is some history behind of it, but no one will tell you it when you are there. Pass it gently, you can even make a photo of yourself in front of this gate and then go to el Medina - I suggest start... More 

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san diego
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265 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

There isn't much to do at this monument, but take a photo. After that, go in one direction into the medina and the opposite to stroll down Avenue de France. The monument is in a large square with lots of people.

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Thank labonnevie
Brooklyn, New York
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This place is at the beginning of the souks. You can go from here to the souks using either entrance.. There is also places to eat and have coffee and tea. The arch is ancient by all standards and with the water fountains near, it makes a nice place to take pictures and rest before entering the souls..

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Thank MoChehab53
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

The historical monument of Bab Bhar (translation: the door to the Sea) is one of the most important landmarks of Tunis. Now, it is the center of Commerce and local handicrafts and other businesses that attracts citizens, visitors and tourists. An alive place all day long.

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Tunis, Qabis, Tunisia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

a short and busy walk that will lead you to the medina,no vehicles to bother you just sellers and bike pullers ,if you need to buy gifts from the souk ,the prices are cheaper than the hotel,

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Springfield, Missouri
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136 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The bustling modern Boulevard Habib Borguiba extends from the TGM train terminal west past the Africa, El Hana International and Carlton Hotels (among others) through acres of brightly-colored patio umbrellas shading small tables where locals chat as they sip coffee and tea. Chic modern shops and historic venues, such as the theater and the cathedral occupy places of prominence along... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Not sure if this qualifies as a standalone tourist site. However, you should spend half a day at least by starting at the bottom of Avenue Bourquiba and walk up it which will take you past all the shops and cafes and the theatre as well as the church. You will then find Bab El Bhar which only needs a... More 

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gabes
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

coming to tunis without going to bab el bhar is like going to paris without visiting the eiffel tower

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Egypt
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97 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

At the end of mail street, Just old arc building in the entrance of the old souq. No need to go there.

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1 Thank Ashraf W
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Visited the Medina just through the Arch. It has an authentic feel and is a working area. However, tourism seems to have collapsed and although it is January, we seemed to be the only westerners in the Medina, which made us a bit uncomfortable at first. However, as we walked around and spoke to stall holders we felt more comfortable.... More 

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