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Dar Ben Abdallah
Dar Ben Abdallah (Arabic: دار بن عبد الله‎‎) is an old palace in the medina of Tunis.
Hall of Dar Ben Abdallah
Localization
It is located in the south district of the Medina of Tunis, near Tourbet El Bey.
Rooftop of the Kbou
Rooftop of a gallery
History
The palace was built during the 18th century by a noble, Mohamed El Bradaï El Ksontini who later sold it to Slimane Kahia, a general in the Tunisian army. But it got its current name from its last owner, the rich silk trader Mohamed Tahar Ben Abdallah. In 1964, the office of Tunisian arts bought the house and made it the popular arts and traditions museum of Tunis.
Museum
In 1978, the palace got transformed into a museum exposing the daily life of tunisian nobles of the Medina of Tunis in the 19th and the 20th century.
It is divided into 2 sections: one for the family life and the traditions while the other is for the public life of the city and its institutions (souks, mosques, coffee shops).
References
External links
"Dar Bach Hamba – Centre culturel pour la Méditerranée". culture.alecso.org (in French). Retrieved 1 April 2016.
Last edited on 6 December 2019, at 19:18
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