Dar Lasram is one of the palaces of the medina of Tunis. It is located at 24 Tribunal Street.
The Lasram's, an aristocratic family of Tunis, descend from a Yemeni tribe settled in Kairouan. It is composed of rich landowners. Most of them were ministers of the Pen (Arabic: وزارة القلم, French: ministres de la Plume). One of them, Hamouda Lasram, is a rich landowner and a khawaja of the Igawawen tribe (secretary of Berber cavalry regiments).
In order to get a large plot and build the palace, he acquired and demolished several neighboring buildings. Its construction lasted from 1812 to 1819.
Until the independence and the abolition of the habous, his descendants lived in the palace (which was considered inalienable as a habous).
Dar Lasram, with a surface area of 2250 m2, is a good example of a large traditional Tunisian residence. The ground floor contains the warehouse and the service area, the first floor is reserved to family members while the upper floor is reserved to guests.
View of the main patio's arches
Close-up of a Neo-doric capital of the main patio
Close-up of a stucco-work in the main patio
Painted decoration in the ceiling of one of the patio's porticoes
View of a painted ceiling with vegetal arabesque ornament
View a ceiling sculpted with roses and geometrical frames
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