Dar El Monastiri


Built at the beginning of the 19th century for the son of Mahmud Bey, the seventh leader of the Husainid Dynasty, and then gifted to M'hamed El Monastiri, a prominent trader in chechias (traditional felt caps), this palace has a particularly lovely entrance door framed with carved limestone. It's now home to the Centre National des Arts Calligraphiques, which trains specialists in traditional Arabic penmanship.