About Medina of Tunis

The Medina of Tunis is a testament to the remarkable past of the city and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. It has a history dating back to 698 AD and subsequent growth in the 12th and 16th centuries. Many social, cultural, and economic changes occurred over the centuries when it was ruled by the Arab-Muslims, Almohads, and Hafsids. 

You can spend over a day venturing from one palace to the next visiting mosques, mausoleums, zaouias, madrasas, fountains, and 700 monuments. The Zitouana Mosque, built-in 732, became a university until Tunisia’s independence. The Kasbah Mosque was where only the rulers were permitted to pray. The Youssef Dey Mosque was the first mosque of the Ottoman-Turkish Empire. The homes of the Dar el-Bey, Dar Hussein, D Ben Abdallah, and Dar Lasram are some of the most important monuments of the city. This is where the wealthy, dignitaries, and politicians lived in the city.

The Medina of Tunis is one of the best conserved Islamic cities with its palaces, mosques, monuments, souqs, and gates.  

Must See

  • Street full of artisans' work
  • Historic palaces, mosques
  • Lavishly decorated tiles, stucco, and marble columns

How to reach

By train : 3 hours 51 minutes, 14.26 TD

By taxi: 2 hours 50 minutes, 114 TD

11.0 km) via Boulevard Mohamed Bouazizi


  • You can buy inexpensive, quality leather bags 
  • You can buy traditional things matching your budget 
  • Visiting the place during the night will be a remarkable experience 
  • You can explore shops selling souvenirs, clothes, cosmetics
  • The old narrow streets encompassing the beautiful buildings will fascinate you 
  • You get to see myriad stores which are the biggest in Tunis
  • Stay hydrated as you may have to walk around
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • You can relish some nice delectable eatables in the bustling cafes.

Visit Time

Sunday:           9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday:           9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday:          9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday:     9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday:         9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Friday:              9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday:          9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours


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