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Bardo museum; two museums in one!

  • Tunis
  • Available in: French, Italian, English, Spanish

About the guru Saber صابر

I am a tunisian tour guide

I am a tunisian tour guide

About the tour

Im a professional national tour guide.

Polyglot, young and dynamic, with 15 years in the field, I invite you to discover the wealthy cultural and artistic heritage of my country. Tunisia is known as a sun and beach destination, but in fact it has many surprises, especially for the most curious tourists. By the way, my Tunisia is much richer than what is usually shown. So come and watch Tunisia through my eyes. You will not regret it.

The Bardo museum is the oldest and the most important of Tunisian museums. Over a century ago, it was established in the premises of a Beylical palace, for the most part built in the mid XIXth century, and which has retained all the features of a princely residence. It underwent several refurbishments to adapt to the expanding collections and to the ever-increasing flows of visitors, but today it is undergoing a huge restructuring plan to improve its visibility and legibility.

Thousands of objects originating from excavations carried out all over the country during the XIXth and XXth centuries are on display. These are divided into departments between fifty or so rooms and galleries, illustrating the various stages of Tunisia’s history, from prehistory to the middle of the last century, which in chronological order are prehistory, the Punic-Libyic period, the Roman and early Christian periods, with the Vandal and Byzantine eras, and finally, the Islamic period running to contemporary times.

Thanks to its collection of mosaics, the Bardo museum has gained an international reputation for the richest, the most varied and the most refined collection. Amongst the finest pieces it holds are the representation of Virgil surrounded by muses, or the pavement of Dionysos giving Ikarios the gift of the vine, or another celebrating the triumph of Neptune, to mention only a few of the key exhibits. But these are not the museum’s only assets.

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How to find me: Bardo museum , in the main entrance!
Tour duration: 2 hours

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

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Ratings 5

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6 months ago

Saber is a very friendly and competent guide, both in English and French - we got interesting insights and enjoyed the tour very much.

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Jennifer

8 months ago

I organized a tour of the Bardo Museum with Saber to provide local insight on the artifacts. Saber was punctual, friendly, had a great sense of humour and was very knowledgeable, providing me with a greater appreciation of what I was seeing. A great experience, I recommend contacting Saber for a tour.

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M fernanda

9 months ago

Genial, aunque sea un museo y parecería obvio que puedes ir mirando y leyendo la información que te escriben de cada obra, no hay como hacerlo con quien te puede señalar detalles que uno solo no apreciaría y añadir otros datos

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Simmi

11 months ago

GreaT tour! Saber is extremely informative and makes the experience highly informative while also being fun! I would highly recommend him.

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Response from Saber صابر:

Thank you Simmi. I'm happy you enjoyed the walking tour!
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Cloe

12 months ago

Saber como siempre , estubo genial , pero el museo en si solo tiene mosaicos , a mi parecer es innecesario ir con guia por que puedes leer en ingles los comentario al pie de cada obra ..

Pero si quereis hacerla si o si con guia , saber es perfecto !!

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Response from Saber صابر:

graciaaas...

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