The andalusian fort of Bizerte | Visit of Bizerte Tunisia Travel Guide

The Andalusian fort of Bizerte

The andalusian fort of Bizerte is located on the slope of the hill of Dhar el Koudia in Bizerte not far from the Andalusian suburb (hence its name). It dominates the city of Bizerte and protects it.

Bizerte doesn’t fail to impress you with its unique architecture. The Andalusian Quarter is one of those quarters left by the Spanish Mulisms who took refuge in the city after being expelled from Spain. This was almost two centuries before the Ottoman rule. 

To get to this beautiful neighborhood, you need to follow the street of the Slaughterhouse “ la rue de l’Abattoir”. Once you find yourself in the midst of beautiful studded doors and moucharabiehs, you will know you’ve reached the quarter. 

This fortress has a polygonal shape with thirteen sides and a single entrance which overlooks a courtyard occupied by a few very reworked casemates.

The monument was built on the site of a 16th century medieval castle by the Turkish architect Caid Farhat

Originally it formed a starry polygon with four branches whose thickness of the walls reached 20m. the fort was restored after by Ali Pasha after the Tunisian-French war (1740-1743)

 

The andalusian fort of Bizerte in images

The fort in video

The Fort on the map