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Bab El Bhar

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Address: Tunis, Tunisia

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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Casablanca, Morocco
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The little plaza and the gate are really a beautiful place to visit and worthy place to start your discoveru of the medina. The jet fountain is also a nice addition to the ensemble.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Nice to have the one authentic remain of Tunis's medieval city wall just here where the main axis of modern downtown meets the entrance alley to the old city or Medina. Architecturally, the gate is nothing special, but to sit in one of these undescript coffeshops facing it and just watching people walking by is wonderful.

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New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is the perfect place to sit and people watch everyone coming in to and leaving the Medina. Beautiful also in the early morning watching people walk to the mosque. People feeding pigeons. Very exotic. I shot "a million" photos from here.

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Amman, Jordan
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105 reviews 105 reviews
21 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Amazing sea food meals Service is good Place and location is great I think , I rnjoy the food and the place

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Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

It was beautiful but with no many attractions around , you can just pass by it and have a look , it was not very bad

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San Francisco, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It's really just a small arc in a square. The surrounding area was dirty and the water coming out of the fountain was brown. In comparison to other places nothing special. In terms of things to see in Tunis probably stands out. Worth a picture for its historical value and just different background.

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Cairo, Egypt
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119 reviews 119 reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This attraction is located in Tunis , in the heart of downtown , at the end of street bou-rikiba one of the most important and famous and busiest streets of Tunisia .. It is similar to the "Arc de Triomphe" at Paris .. you can enjoy this monument by having a walk arround it and passing under the architecture ,... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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150 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The gate is the entrance to big markets. along the streets begin to booth with many souvenir. Many retailers offer different things: camel leather handbags, scented stones 100g for 7 dinars, perfumes, spices and many more other things. Go there without your jewelry, it is a very large crowd of people. Here you will find many retailers using aggressive sales... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We set out on a guided tour through the city to the Old Medina (market), excited by the possibilities this North African country might hold. I'd have to say that we were unimpressed with our time in Tunis. Our guide was quick to highlight it was forbidden to take photos of any police or security forces, something he emphasised a... More 

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