Cathédrale Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, Tunis

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

Situated at Place de l'Indépendence in Ville Nouvelle, the Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul is a Roman Catholic church in Tunis dedicated to the patron saint of charity.

The church was built in a mixture of styles, including Moorish revival, Gothic revival, and Neo-Byzantine architectural traditions. Construction began in 1893 and the church was opened at Christmas 1897. Imposing and unique, it is the largest surviving building from Tunis' colonial era and is still a living church thanks to a community of foreigners. Directly opposite is the French embassy, built in colonial times as residence of the French governor.

Tip:
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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Cathédrale Saint-Vincent-de-Paul on Map

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