"St. Vincent de Paul Cathedral" Cathedral of St Vincent de Paul Tip by brazwhazz

Cathedral of St Vincent de Paul, Tunis: 6 reviews and 17 photos

  St. Vincent de Paul Cathedral (1882)
by brazwhazz

Borrowing from almost every architectural current of its time, the St. Vincent de Paul Cathedral is a rather unique-looking church. Its location across the street from the French Embassy is no coincidence, as the French were loath to go very far from their stronghold in the capital of their protectorate. The twin towers are spectacular when the sky is clear and blue.

The doors are usually open on Sunday mornings. However, the interior looks empty, especially when compared to the extravagant exterior: there are still objects of religious art to be seen, but clearly the cathedral's budget has dwindled the same way as its number of followers ever since Tunisia claimed its independance from France in 1956.

Address: Place de l'Independance
Directions: In the centre of the "Ville nouvelle", where Avenue de France becomes the larger Avenue Habib Bourguiba Street.
Phone: 21671840622
Website: http://www.cathedraledetunis.com/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 15, 2006
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