Former Islamic Schools


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DESTINATIONS tunisia tunis Do & See Former Islamic Schools

Former Islamic Schools

There are several well-preserved schools, or "medersa", located around the city of Tunis. Many of these historic monuments have become cultural centers, and a visit here will give you a good feel for what school life would have been like centuries back.

Do & See

Get lost in the maze of the Medina's windy streets, occasionally stopping to marvel at the work of craftsmen or admire local art and architecture. Pay a visit to one of the former Islamic schools (many of them have been turned into cultural centers), and remember to stop for a glass of traditional hot mint tea. Only a few kilometers west of the city centre lie the coastal suburbs of Carthage, La Marsa and Gammarth, where most holiday resorts and luxury hotels are located. While La Marsa and Gammarth are known for their vibrant nightlife, Carthage (former seat of the powerful Carthaginian Empire) with its ancient Roman ruins is a must to explore for history lovers.