Es Sabbaghine, location of the souk in 1940.
Metallic sign indicating Souk Es Sabbaghine.
The souk is situated at the outskirts of the medina, far from the center where the Al-Zaytuna Mosque
is situated, since dyeing
is considered a polluting activity. The souk is a continuation of Souk El Blat
and may also be accessed from Bab El Jazira
The name of Souk Es Sabbaghine
, or Souk of Dyers, is due to its original function as the souk of wool
, cotton and silk dyeing
which is situated next to a previously existing fountain.
The souk in 1939
Two Italian doctors constructed a dispensary
at this souk in 1887 called Infermeria Santa Margherita
which supported the poor from Italian
and Maltese communities.
Products sold at the souk include clothing, shoes as well as fish and meat.
, also known as Bab Al Jazira Mosque is located in souk Es Sabbaghine.
Commemorative sign of the mosque
Main entrance of the mosque
Minaret of the mosque
Commemorative sign of the madrasa
Entrance of the madrasa
Notes and references
- ^ Sebag, Paul (1998). Tunis, histoire d'une ville (in French). Paris: L'Harmattan. pp. 366–367.
- ^ "Historique de l'hôpital". hopital-h-thameur.rns.tn (in French). Retrieved 10 January 2016.
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