Habib Bourguiba Museum (Skanes Museum)

Habib Bourguiba Museum (Skanes Museum)

Musée Bourguiba

Musée Bourguiba

By: Zaher Kammoun

Sources: INP, AMVPPC

Habib Bourguiba was born in Monastir on 03rd August 1903, in to a modest family from the Tunisian Sahel, eighth and last child of Ali Bourguiba and Fatouma Khefacha.

Musée Bourguiba

Musée Bourguiba

He came into the world with the XXth century, and passed away at the dawn of the IIIrd millennium. His destiny was an exceptional one, like the famous men before him who marked the history of Tunisia from Antiquity to the present: Ellissa, Hannibal, Jugurtha, Saint Augustine, AlKahia, Ibn Khaldoun, Ibn Arafa, Khereddine…

Musée Bourguiba

Musée Bourguiba

Lawyer, journalist, nationalist leader, statesman, he primarily remained the man who achieved Independence and the Builder of modern Tunisia.

History will remember the visionary role he played in the process of national liberation. He chose to advance in stages and through compromise to achieve independence and free cooperation with France.

First president of the Tunisian republic, Habib Bourguiba said: Freedom means, of course, to free ourselves from the foreign yoke but it also means to free ourselves from hunger, from the outcome of ignorance and fanaticism.

At all levels, he built the independent Tunisian state.

Musée Bourguiba

Musée Bourguiba

Musée Bourguiba

Musée Bourguiba

The Marble Palace of Skanes The palace of Skanes – also called the Marble Palace – was inaugurated on August 03rd 1962. It was the summer residence of Leader Habib Bourguiba (1903-2000), the first president of the Republic of Tunisia (1957-1987).

Musée Bourguiba

Musée Bourguiba

Musée Bourguiba

Musée Bourguiba

Being attached to Monastir, his hometown, Habib Bourguiba ordered the desing of this palace to the architect Olivier Clément Cacoub. The decoration and interior were designed by Maxime Oldو André Leleu and Raphael. Deserted from 1987 to 1998, it is renovated and safeguarded to open it’s doors on 6 april 2013 for the large public.

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By: Zaher Kammoun

Sources: INP, AMVPPC

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