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United Nations Square

UNITED NATIONS SQUARE

The French architect Joseph Marrast conceived and oversaw the building of the Place des Nations Unies. It is a link, like a bridge, between the past and the present.

Recognisable thanks to its dome nicknamed "Kora Ardia", it is the meeting point for major road arteries.

The square was extensively remodelled and modernised several years ago to allow for the construction of the tramway. Further renovations are taking place to restore the dome to its former glory and to reopen the previously chic subterranean shopping arcades and cafes in the passageways below. 

A place to people watch by day, at night it becomes a busy meeting point. Impromptu bands make music in the square at all times and storytellers hold sway on occasion. Surrounded by cafes, it’s a place to sit after a tour of the Old Medina. 


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