TABARKA – Les Aiguilles & le fort Genois

Les Aiguilles (the needles) is a formation of remarkable pinnacles of ochre-colored rock, situated just a short walk to the west along a seaside promenade of Tabarka. These distinctive rocks, about 20m high and eroded into bizarre shapes by wind and water, provide a popular photo setting for tourists. Facing Tabarka, at a distance of only 330 meters, is a small island where the Genoese family of the Lomellini, who had purchased the grant of coral fishing from the Ottoman Turks, maintained a garrison from 1540 to 1742. One can still see the ruins of the stronghold, a church and some Genoese buildings. Nationalist leader Habib Bourguiba, later to become president of post-independence Tunisia, was exiled here by the French colonial authorities in 1952.

Release Dates

2009

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: Alpaca 12
  • Coin Alloy Color: silver
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • City: TABARKA
  • Country: Tunisia
  • Available: no
  • Location: TABARKA, Tunisia