Bab El Bhar, Tunis

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Admire ancient stonemasonry at Bab El Bhar, an impressive stone city gate at the Victory Square. Originally built during the Aghlabid period in the 9th century, the present-day yellow stone structure was constructed in 1860 on orders of the French consul. Also known as Porte de France, the gate separates the Old City from the new European-style city. A crenellated parapet with a calligraphy tablet tops the 8 m (26 ft) tall arch which once connected the Old City to the docks. Check out an iron mark, showing the point of the gate lying 7 m (23 ft) below the sea level. Well-lit at night, the gate serves as a landmark of the city. Plan your Bab El Bhar visit and explore what else you can see and do in Tunis using our Tunis tour itinerary planner.
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  • The square is very beautiful and the surrounding architectures are quite impressive. On public holidays, everything is closed and the streets are quite empty. For your information.
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  • It is called the door of France, but it is the door that is between the modern quarter and the entrance to the Medina, has its charm.
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