Tourbet El Bey
Tourbet El Bey
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Jonathan K
Princeton, NJ620 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Not sure this qualifies as a truly "undiscovered gem", but no one was there when we visited. It's a terrific little sanctuary of crypts of former beys and princesses, adorned with ornate tile work and geometric stone carvings. Highly recommend as a low-key local attraction.
Written 9 May 2024
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WhiteRaven
Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Hidden in the heart of Tunis' Medina lies the remarkable Torbet El Bey. This mausoleum is not just a resting place for the Husainid dynasty; it's a testament to the architectural splendor and deep-rooted history of Tunisia. Every corner of the monument whispers tales of the bygone eras, from the exquisitely detailed stucco work to the masterfully carved wood. Beyond its aesthetic allure, Torbet El Bey stands as a sentinel of Tunisia's regal past, inviting visitors to pause, reflect, and appreciate the intertwining of art and history. A visit here is a voyage through time, an experience that enriches the soul.
Written 19 August 2023
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dred11
shropshire, UK131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
A fascinating glimpse of life in Ottoman times; a beautiful series of vaulted rooms containing the marble sarcophagi of many of the Beys and there families.
We were let in by a charming elderly gentleman who gave us an interesting tour (in French only).
My wife and I walked to the tourbet through the medina in the middle of the day and felt no unease whatever about our safety; most of the people we encountered were schoolchildren.
Written 23 May 2022
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yns_10
Sydney, Australia1,416 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The green tile domes of this mausoleum are lovely. There was renovation work apparently going on and it was closed both times we walked by.
Written 3 January 2020
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Steve
Tunis, Tunisia17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
Not a safe place to visit. It is located in a maze and you have to walk through very narrow alleys and there are no tourists around. I went there twice and it was always closed and when a local guy saw me there, he said "are you crazy? It is a very dangerous here. Someone died here last week. Leave here. You also need to hide your cell phone because they snatch it all the time." If you really really want to visit here by taking a risk, go with friends. DO NOT go to this place ALONE.
Written 20 September 2019
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Barbousy
Dubai, United Arab Emirates68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
We went to see the cemetery , it was closed but we knocked on the door and the old very nice gate keeper opened the door and allowed us to see this beautiful place and gave us a tour on it’s history and stories . We learned alot about Tunis’s history from learning about the dynasties that ruled it especially the ottoman ruler ( bey’s ) .
Written 21 February 2019
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Aqua_Uomo
Toronto, Canada8,055 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
Even if it is on the local maps and advertised as an attraction you will never be able to get it. Just like most of the Mosques in Tunis and especially in the Medina is it closed to non-Muslims most of the time. I tried 2 times. Same outcome. I think it is still under renovations. No hours posted, hard to know when is it available. The officials should do better on advising tourists what can be visited or not. They also need updated maps, and starting with the basics, Printing the Tunis map with the geographic North on top of the page not the West direction. Both local maps handed by the Tourist Information centers and the ones you buy from the news stands are the same. I hope someone reads this.
Written 4 March 2018
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lo j
Teton Village, WY5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Friends
Unfortunatelly closed for restoration with several unsavory types hanging around at the front door. They will offer you a tour but the money would go in their pockets. Following someone in a closed building is also not prudent.

This site is also in an area of the Medina considered a red tourist zone by the police - high danger but mostly from thieves. .
Written 20 November 2014
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Felipe Megu
77 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I just wanted to tell people that it least in October 2014 the Torbet is closed so don't waste your time trying to find it.

Or maybe better call before the tourist police for information .
Written 11 October 2014
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Mario B
Vancouver, Canada1,370 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Solo
in a less travelled area. I passed a lot of disgusting garbage filled alleys to get to this place. The streets where nearly deserted being Sunday, so I had an uneasy feeling. Just kept my wits about me though and everything was fine.
Written 27 February 2013
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