Dar Caïd Nessim Samama

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Entrance of the palace

Dar Caïd Nessim Samama is one of the palaces of the medina of Tunis.


View of the El Mechnaka street with the palace on the right

It is located on the El Mechnaka Street near El Kallaline, Bab Cartagena and Hafsia.


The qaid of Jews and treasurer of the bey of Tunis, Nessim Samama, built this palace in 1860.[1]

In 1881, the Alliance Israélite Universelle transformed it into a school for girls.[2]


  1. ^ Jacques Revault (1971). Palais et demeures de Tunis (XVIIIe et XIXe siècles) (in French). II. Paris: Centre national de la recherche scientifique. pp. 393–395.
  2. ^ "Découvrir". leborgel.com (in French). Retrieved 29 May 2016.

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