You haven't fully experienced Tunisia until you've been scrubbed down with an oven scourer by an enthusiastic elderly masseur. The...
Souq des Libraires
Leading from Zaytouna Mosque is the 13th-century Souq des Libraires, the Booksellers' Souq, lined with medersas (Quranic schools) and a...
Medersas are schools for study of the Quran. They declined in the late 19th century when broader education came into vogue. Fine...
Café Culturel El Ali
This is indeed a cultured hideaway, with atmospheric wood-beamed ceilings, a library, sofas and a rooftop terrace overlooking the...
rue Jemaa Zaytouna 73 · interesting places nearby
National Library information
The National Library, once a barracks, was built in 1814 by Hamouda Bey to house Berber soldiers who'd been recruited after an Ottoman mutiny.