Medersa Slimania

sights / Religious

Medersa Slimania information

Location
Tunis , Tunisia
Address
cnr Souq des Libraires & Souq el-Kachachine
Opening hours
09:30-16:30 Mon-Sat
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Medersas are schools for study of the Quran. They declined in the late 19th century when broader education came into vogue. Fine examples - mostly still used as schools - are clustered around the Zaytouna Mosque. Ali Pasha built Medersa Slimania in 1754, a marvel of stucco and tiling, to commemorate his son Suleiman, poisoned by his brother. Once a Quranic school for girls, it now houses an association of former students.