Cathédrale Saint-Vincent-de-Paul (St. Vincent de Paul Cathedral), Tunis

Cathédrale Saint-Vincent-de-Paul (St. Vincent de Paul Cathedral), Tunis (must see)

The Cathedral of Saint Vincent de Paul is a Roman Catholic Church that is the episcopal see of the Archdiocese of Tunis. The church was designed in the Moorish, Gothic and Neo-Byzantine styles by architect L. Bonnet-Labrance. The church is dedicated to Saint Vincent de Paul, the patron saint of charity.

Construction of the church was completed in 1897. The bell towers were not added until 1910 due to a shortage of funds. The towers are built with reinforced concrete in the Hennebique technique, which uses bars embedded in the base of the concrete slab for structural support and to protect against fire.

The cathedral has a decorative yellow-and-white tile facade, a wrought-iron gate and marble columns that provide passage to a covered entryway. The church is open for visitors. Inside they will find an ornate altar and colorful stained glass windows. There is also a portrait gallery that displays images of numerous saints.

Don't miss the mosaics on top of the facade and discover the unique souvenir from the visit of Pope John Paul II. The church is free to enter.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 8am-12pm / 3-5pm (Sep-Jun); 8am-3pm (Jul, Aug)

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Sight Name: Cathédrale Saint-Vincent-de-Paul (St. Vincent de Paul Cathedral)
Sight Location: Tunis, Tunisia (See walking tours in Tunis)
Sight Type: Religious
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