Various cultural events take place at the Acropolium of Carthage, settled in the former site of the Cathedral Saint-Louis ... More
Various cultural events take place at the Acropolium of Carthage, settled in the former site of the Cathedral Saint-Louis which also hosted the Pères Blancs (White Fathers) missionaries until 1956. The French built the cathedral in 1884 and it was heavily renovated and restored in 1995. The cathedral was erected in tribute to French king Louis IX or "Saint Louis" who died in Carthage in 1270 while on a quest to rally the Hafsid ruler of Tunis to the cause of the Crusades and eventually fight in Egypt. But he died from an epidemic of dysentery before carrying out those plans. This big monument (60 x 30m) is in the Moorish-Byzantine style and stands on the Colline de Byrsa (Byrsa Hill) , the birthplace of the Punic Carthage. The Octobre Musical festival takes place here every year, along with concerts of different kind of music (jazz, Tunisian music) and rotating exhibits. Admission is TND4. - N.L.
Under the Almohads and the Hafsids, from the 12th to the 16th century, Tunis was considered one of the greatest
and wealthiest cities in the Islamic world. Some 700 monuments, including palaces, mosques, mausoleums, madrasas and fountains, testify to ...
The 13 storey building of the Abou Nawas Tunis Hotel stands in front of the Tunis Convention Center, on the
north side of downtown Tunis. The building is relatively modern in its lack of grace, but all the rooms ...
Carthage was founded in the 9th century B.C. on the Gulf of Tunis. From the 6th century onwards, it developed
into a great trading empire covering much of the Mediterranean and was home to a brilliant civilization. In the ...