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Address: Tunis, Tunisia

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Located midst little cafe or more touristic tea rooms the gate really represents the crossing between tourism and local. A good point to start your touristic journey trough the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lee G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located midst little cafe or more touristic tea rooms the gate really represents the crossing between tourism and local. A good point to start your touristic journey trough the city.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Old gate indicating history of tunis and behind it there is a fountain and a lot of shops and cafes ... From it alhabeeb boragaba street extends surrounded by many hotels and shops.

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Thank Hisham A
Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It is the touristic area from where u can buy souveneirs. Prices are good. Sellers are not pushy. In it there is el ali and fondok elattareen restaurant which are very pleasant. But note..serving lunch ends at 2. Towards thr end of thr street there are shops that sell dried herbs etc U can buy henna from this marketplace. Also... More 

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Tunis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Starting point for your visit to the Médina..When you are in the Avenue Habib BOURGUIBA, main of Tunis, head to it, there is place with fountains, it is one of the several gates to the Medina (in Arabic Gate of the Sea), the just behind you will find your way to the Grand Bazar of Tunis (olds souks of Tunis... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

Bab el Bahr means "Gate to the Sea". Before the French came in the 19th century, that was exactly what it was too. Then there was just open grounds here, leading down to the lake of Tunis. For the French the Bab el Bahr became a symbol, as the gate between the Oriental part and the European part of Tunis.... More 

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Torun, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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Thank MLMaj
san diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 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
Celebration, Florida
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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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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, Tunisia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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