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Address: Tunis, Tunisia

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The Sea Gate or Porte de France

you can take a break from your tour around the medina and have a look at this monument, always crowded. Nice spot for photo.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 2, 2017
LRobertoLouro
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Probably one of the must-see places in the town, the old gate is hundreds of years old and the portal to an older city ful with magic and wonder, once you step on you will discover the inner medina, its small sops all along the narrow steeets.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's historical that's all really that and it marks the entrance to the old town market. Some nice coffee shops nearby to sit and watch life go by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a certain je-ne-sais-quoi about Bab Bhar that compels you to stop and admire its ambiance and majestic yet simple architecture. First, what is Bab Bhar? Well, it's the principal 'gate' to the Medina that formed part of a wall that ringed the ancient city until the French arrived in the 19th century. The French decided they wanted to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This again is an excellent landmark. Just ask anybody for Bab El Bhar and they will direct you. BTW, Bab El Bhar means Gate to the Ocean. Believe it or not, in times past the Mediterranean Sea was reached by leaving through this gate, since it was so much closer than it is today. Also, right behind the Gate is... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

you can take a break from your tour around the medina and have a look at this monument, always crowded. Nice spot for photo.

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1 Thank LRobertoLouro
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

it is an interesting gate. has maden by beauti bricks into it. nice for taking photo. and many birds ( doves ) are sitting top of the Gate. from here you can see the bazar

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Thank Hamid K
Ramallah, null, Palestine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Knowing nothing about Tunisia I started my search and planes to visit this lovely country. In every side- Bab El Bahr was in center of all reviewers comments, site of priority for all tourists and their destination. It is easy to reach and it is the gate of the old city of Tunisia. During nights lights were attractive. Strangely enough... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Bab El Bhar is s place must to visit. It shows the original and oriental flavor of Tunisia It is similar to Kan El Khalily in Egypt Most of hand crafts are disappearing

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Was my first visit to the country Nice idea that the Tunisian people take off the walls and kept the Gate to save the heritage of the old town. They used to do small street shows there Need some lightly in modern style for night visitors

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Bahrain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Nice old gate at the entrance of the old market with a fountain beside it with lot of shops and cafes around.

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