At the heart of the medina you will find a city centre full of life and entertainment with its traditional souks and cafes, the Rhaba. The surrounding buildings are inspired by Italian, Tunisian, Moroccan or oriental architecture.
The Medina is full of reproductions of symbolic monuments related to the different eras and civilizations of Arab history. The Skia al kahla gate for example is representative of Fatimid architecture. The Red Dome is as a jewel of Arabic architecture in Sicily and the Golden Tower, recently transformed into a marine museum is one of the most beautiful testimonies of the Muslim civilization of Seville. You may also admire the Blue Tower, a tribute to the Majorelle Garden in Marrakech.
Further away stand the ancient walls of the city of Mahdia dating from the 10th century, as well as the ruins of the ramparts of the city of Sfax. Theses incredible memorial sites are will allow you to dive into Tunisia’s legends and history and legends.
The word Errahaba, rahba in Tunisian, is an ancient word, surely of Assyrian origin, which subsists in the vocabulary of the Arab city. It evokes the Greek agora or the Roman forum. However, rahba is not a central place, as was the case of the Roman Forum, but often a gaping space, surrounded by small constructions without precise functions.
An integral part of the Arab medinas, like Rbath el Halfaouine, of Tunis, and place Jemâa el-Fna, of Marrakech, the rahba of our medina mediterranea is a place of encounter and animation. Testimony of the various communities that live in Tunisia, the buildings are of Italian, Tunisian, Moroccan and Oriental style.