Place de l'Independance (Independence Square), Tunis

Place de l'Independance (Independence Square), Tunis

Independence Square is a public square in Tunis. Its name was given when Tunisia obtained independence from France in 1956. Prior to this, the square was called Residence Square due to the proximity of the French Embassy and residential homes near the square.

The square is located at the spot where Avenue Habib Bourguiba meets Rome Street (Rue de Rome), France Avenue (Avenue de France) and Jamel-Abdenasser Street (Rue Jamel-Abdenasser). It is a very popular tourist spot thanks to its central location and numerous landmarks.

Visitors will find the French Embassy and the Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul at Independence Square. This is also the location of the Ibn Khaldoun statue, a memorial to the famous Tunisian philosopher and historian that was carved by artist Zubair al-Turki. In addition to the statue, a marble plaque etched with pearls of wisdom is located nearby. Another popular public art piece is the "I Love Tunis" sign, which is often used as a backdrop for tourist photos.

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Place de l'Independance (Independence Square) on Map

Sight Name: Place de l'Independance (Independence Square)
Sight Location: Tunis, Tunisia (See walking tours in Tunis)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Tunis, Tunisia

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Tunis Introduction Walking Tour

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The city was controlled by numerous empires over the years, which has lent to its interesting art and architecture. With influences...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles

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