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1. In the suuq

2. Zitouna - the Great mosque

3. Café M'Rabet

4. Bab el Bahr

5. Government quarters

6. Halfaouine

7. Bab Souika

8. Place Halfaouine

9. Bab el Khadra

10. Doors

11. Colonial houses

12. Cathedral

13. Modern town

14. At night

15. Bardo museum


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Café M'Rabet
Tunis, Tunisia

Café M'Rabet is an institution in the medina of Tunis. The interior hasn't changed for at least a hundred years. You sit on tatties on deep platforms, and should you forget to slip off your shoes, the waiter will come over and tell (most politely) to remove them.
More than anything else, the M'rabet is a cool rescue when the summer heat makes walking the streets of the suuq almost unbearable.
The café is built over the tombs of 3 holy men, and the restaurant on top of the café is considered as one of the most exclusive places in all of Tunis. If you visit in the afternoon or evening, expect belly-dancing or live music together with the food.

By Tore Kjeilen