TunisRepublic of Tunisia
Member of the LHC since 1994
The Medina, or old city of Tunis, was founded in the late 7th century and grew up around the Zitouna Mosque. During the Hafsid dynasty (1207-1574), Tunis became a leading city of the Arab and Mediterranean worlds. Today Medina shelters historic buildings spanning 600 years or Arab and Turkish endowment.