Center of government
The Place du Gouvernorat is a large square is located between the Medina and the Route de la Corniche. This is where you can find the National Palace, though be careful not to take photos as you can have serious problems with the armed soldiers on guard. There are other official buildings like the congress building. But the most striking feature of the square is the gold statue of Habib Bourguiba in the center. There's also a garden area and a large ornamental fountain.