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Bab El Bhar

Tunis, Tunisia
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Ranked #10 of 19 attractions in Tunis
Type: Historic Sites
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Wroclaw, Poland
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140 reviews 140 reviews
126 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Ottawa
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243 reviews 243 reviews
76 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Unfortunately, this place which was a gem in tunis is now a garbage place, dirty with graffitis and crowded. All you hear is car honking. Get a post card instead.

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Cairo, Egypt
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

it a historical Gate, it's the beginning of the old souks that lead to Zitouna Mosque, and on the opposite direction the beginning of the main avenue . U must take some photos there

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Cairo, Egypt
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

it a historical Gate This is the beginning of the old souks that lead to Zitouna Mosque, and on the opposite direction the beginning of the main avenue . U must take some photos there

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Beirut, Lebanon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

this is an arch like gate located at the lower entrance to medina there is nothing special about it but you will have to pass it when entering the streets of medina

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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

It is the entrance of the souks and to the Zeituna mosque. When you go there ask about the old white houses with blue windows and doors. This was the most impressive thing for me there. Zeituna mosque is beautiful as well.

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Ealing
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The huge gateway to the area is amazing and is worth a photo call. The area itself has so many different routes with shops, cafes and the main square to end and sit with a cold drink. Well worth a visit.

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el jem
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

a visit to tunis wont be complete without a stroll in bab el bhar.it is a cosmopolitan area where you see. people of all sorts .it is the heart of tunis

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The gate is a stand alone monument front of the entrance to the old city. It would be a good idea to add some information about the gate and its history, Tourist, travellers etc need to know more about this monument.

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