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Parc du Belvédère, Tunis

Parc du Belvédère - Tunis, Tunisia
Parc du Belvédère
Place Pasteur, Le Belvédère, Tunis, Tunisia 1002Map
Neighborhood: El Menzah
Overview

This public park stretches over 260 hectares right in the middle of Tunis, enough space to escape from the busy downtown, just two kilometers away, and take a good breath of fresh air! Outside the city when it was created in 1910, the city has since engulfed it. This European style landscape park sports a great variety of Mediterranean and foreign trees (olive trees, black-woods, pines, palm-trees, ficus, eucalyptuses, cypresses). A couple of candy- and trinket-sellers wait at the main entrance, in front of the Avenue des Etats-Unis. The children will love the Parc Zoologique de Tunis. Not far from the main entrance is also a nice outdoor Café along the shore of a duck pond. The south-east area the park, which is open to the cars, is far less frequented (and sometimes slightly disreputable), but it offers some great vistas overlooking the city. The most famous one is the Koubba vista. The Koubba is a magnificent white pavilion from the Ottoman times which was transplanted from the garden of a palace in 1901. Its marble columns support the domed ceiling decorated with finely worked stucco.

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  • Nearest Train: Métro Léger (Tram) : Station Mohammed V
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