Bab el Bhar

Bab el Bhar

Bab el Bhar, also known as Porte De France during the French protectorate of Tunisia, is one of the gates of the medina of Tunis. It was originally built in the 10th century AD during the reign of the Aghlabids and was later rebuilt in 1860 AD. In 1979 Bab el Bhar was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of Medina of Tunis.

Site Information

Country: Tunisia

District: Tunis Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 10th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Medina of Tunis

Date of Inscription: 1979

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