Fort Santiago Chikly

Fort Santiago Chikly

Fort Santiago Chikly is a historic fort located in Chikly island in the northern part of Lake of Tunis between the Tunisian capital city of Tunis and the Gulf of Tunis. It is a former Roman citadel which was reconstructed by the Spanish Governor of Goletta, Luys Peres Varga, between 1546 AD and 1550 AD. The archaeological excavations in the fort revealed mosaics and charts dating back to the Roman and Byzantine periods in the 4th and 5th centuries AD.

Site Information

Country: Tunisia

District: Tunis Governorate

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 4th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Roman

Later Cultures: Byzantien + Spanish

Site Features: Byzantine & Spanish Monuments

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