This splendid palace is now occupied by the offices of the Institut National du Patrimoine (the National Heritage Institute) ... More
This splendid palace is now occupied by the offices of the Institut National du Patrimoine (the National Heritage Institute) so it is not possible to visit it, but you can take a look to its beautiful patio: the marble courtyard is surrounded by marble columns supporting finely worked stucco arcades and the gallery is covered with colored ceramic tiles and stucco. Its history is as rich as its architecture. In the 11th century, the site was occupied by the castle of the rulers of Tunis, the Beni Khorasan. During the reign of the Husseinite dynasty in the 18th century it was rebuilt by the son-in-law of the Ottoman Bey of Tunis and became the house of an influent Ottoman minister. In 1858, it became the building of the first municipal council of the city (the president of the council, the General Hussein, gave the name to the palace). From 1881 to 1956, the French made it their military headquarters. N.L.
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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 ...
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 ...
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