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Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul

Avenue Bourguiba, Tunis, Tunisia
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Ranked #8 of 19 Attractions in Tunis
Type: Religious Sites
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It looked impressive enough from the outside, but the Cathedral was closed ad we couldn't go in. We just paused long enough outside to take a photo or 2 and moved on.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Nice cathedral standing in the main Habib Bourgiba Avenue, just some 100 metres from the Medina entrance. It looks great outside, but the interior is very simple.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It is a nice cathedral. If you have time on your walk to the Medina take 10 mins and walk around. It is not a trip on itself, but worth looking at it if you are already in the neighborhood.

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Wroclaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Entrance to the cathedral is free. Women must cover the visible uncovered legs. clothes on the body you get from guardian object.

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Tunis, Tunisia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

For many Tunisians the idea of secularity is unthinkable and the reinforcement of the country's Arab/Muslim identity is paramount. Despite this, the country's Christian edifices are open to all comers (and I have noticed that since the revolution an increasing number of young Tunisians visit the cathedral, perhaps simply curious to see what the Christian religion is all about). Though... More

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Cambridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

To find this, head for the Medina and it is on the right and beautiful. Very calming and once inside, away from the hustle and bustle on the streets outside.

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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We enjoyed our stop at St. Vincent de Paul, a huge cathedral and well maintained. Nice to be visit a Muslim country and know that other religions are tolerated.

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Ostuni
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Perhaps it is unfair to expect that a Christian place of worship in a mainly Muslim country should be spectacular. It is very reassuring to see it as an example of the general religious tolerance displayed in Tunisia. However as an example of architectural merit it falls very short of the splendid mosques to be seen everywhere in this splendid... More

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Tczew, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

beautiful both from outside and inside - the cathedral is a nice oasis in the centre of the heat of Tunis. Come inside, whether to pray or just to escape from the city noise for a moment!

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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

It is a nice place to be quiet and think. It is located in the Habib Bou Rkeba street (Tunis downtown). It is recommended - entrance is for free

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