Cathedral of St Vincent de Paul, Tunis

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    The Cathedral of Saint Vincent and Paul

    by croisbeauty Updated Dec 16, 2014

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    The imposing Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul, built in 1882 by the French, is situated in the Avenue Habib Bourguiba. It is, as far as I know, the only catholic church in the town of Tunis. The front facade is decorated with gold Christ and trumpeting angels.
    The other sources, however, says it is dedicated to Louis IX, king of France and saint who in 1270 besieged Tunis in vain.

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    Cathedral of St Vincent de Paul

    by Willettsworld Written Feb 16, 2008

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    This large cathedral is located near the Medina in Place de L'Independance at the western end of Avenue Habib Bourguiba. It is the main Roman Catholic church in Tunis and is named in honour of Saint Vincent de Paul, a priest sold into slavery in Tunis, who after being freed took an interest in helping Christian slaves in the area. The church was built in 1882 in a mixture of styles, including Moorish, Gothic, and Byzantine.

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    St. Vincent de Paul Cathedral

    by brazwhazz Written Apr 15, 2006

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    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.

    St. Vincent de Paul Cathedral (1882)
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    Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul (1882)

    by Childish Written Sep 27, 2006

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    The largerst building in Tunis survived from the French colonial period of Tunisia.
    Facade is in neo-Romanesque style.

    Directions: Avenue Habib Bourguiba

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    Cathedral of St Vincent de Paul

    by Branco Written Apr 9, 2005

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    This Cathedral is a Catholic church. It was built in the late 1800's. I saw it by the exterior but, when going to the hotel, I realized that it was opened to the public...

    Address: Avenue Bourguiba

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    Cathedral of St Vincent de Paul

    by chrissyalex Written Sep 29, 2002

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    This Roman Catholic church was built in the late 1800's. The interesting thing about this church is the unique mixture of Gothic,Byzantine,Romanesque and Middle Eastern architecture.

    Address: Avenue Bourguiba

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