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Sightseeing in Djerba Island - what to see. Complete travel guide

Mysterious island of Djerba is the southmost and the hottest sea resort of Tunisia. It’s famous to tourists because of its beautiful beaches and luxurious hotels, as well as its excellent thalassotherapy centers and numerous landmarks. Guests of Djerba have a unique opportunity to combine beach leisure with healthcare procedures and walking across historical areas. Djerba is also an excellent choice for active leisure.
Luxurious hotels are the trademark of Djerba and most of them are located along the coast. Radisson Blu Resort & Thalasso hotel is situated in the capital. As its name tells, one of the … Open
Ancient city of Houmt-Souk is the capital of the island. Its symbols are three beautiful mosques: Jemaa Echeikh, Jemaa El Bassi and tukish Jemaa Ettrouk. These buildings in traditional style look really exotic for travelers. The small cream-colored building with balconies and rich blue shutters has really amazing appearance.
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Ancient Borj El Kebir fortress is located next to the city. For many years, it has being used to protect island from invaders. It has been built back in 13th century, when Normans have been island's main enemies. Turks were first to conquer this unwinnable fortress in 16th century. It was re-build in Medieval times, but most of fortress original elements survived until this day.
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Luxurious hotels are the trademark of Djerba and most of them are located along the coast. Radisson Blu Resort & Thalasso hotel is situated in the capital. As its name tells, one of the … Open
Another important landmark is Borj el-Rous tower situated near the fortress. It has very interesting history: tower was built by the order of Turkish admiral Dragut in celebration of his victory over Spain. The tower was built with the bones of fallen Spanish soldiers. The building survived until 19th century and then was replaced with memorial dedicated to the victims of this bloody battle. Remnants of Spanish soldiers were buried at the nearby Christian cemetery.
Djerba Hara El K'bira is one of the oldest buildings of Djerba. According to scientists, it’s about 2,500 years old; it was built in pre-historic time. It’s worth mentioning that the synagogue is still working to its purpose.
Luxurious hotels are the trademark of Djerba and most of them are located along the coast. Radisson Blu Resort & Thalasso hotel is situated in the capital. As its name tells, one of the … Open
Massive Djerba Heritage complex is the main cultural object of the island. It’s located in the eastern part of Djerba; it houses exciting Lalla Hadria Museum dedicated to Muslim culture. Fifteen spacious halls of the museum retain amazing clay items, traditional clothing, wonderful paintings and lots of interesting wooden crafts. Open air Djerba Explore museum offers its guests an excellent opportunity to visit a traditional local village, take a look inside an unusual building of islanders and explore their daily life. Some of houses feature fully reconstructed interior of the past; there's also pottery at the museum offering national souvenirs.
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Djerba The most unusual landmark of Djerba is the Crocodile Farm. Over 400 crocodiles, including very rare ones, live there. Tourists who prefer less thrilling adventures are recommended to visit scenic Guellala village. There's an interesting museum dedicated to the one of the most important island craft, pottery.


Photogallery of Guellala:
Luxurious hotels are the trademark of Djerba and most of them are located along the coast. Radisson Blu Resort & Thalasso hotel is situated in the capital. As its name tells, one of the … Open
Djerba is distinguished by a variety of shops and colorful markets. This is a great place to purchase popular Tunis souvenirs and various exclusive items made by local masters. Travelers wishing to buy something exclusive and expensive should take a look at luxurious locally manufactured carpets. All carpets are handmade, and a master can spend several years creating intricate patterns. Shisha, as well as other accessories for smoking, also remains a very popular souvenir.
Adherents of a healthy lifestyle will like handmade leather items. They will be pleased with a variety of handbags, wallets, belts, leather shoes and slippers, and many other items in the national style. Dolls dressed in colorful national costumes are also charming and popular souvenirs. Females simply cannot fail to buy gorgeous silver jewelry with precious and semiprecious stones. Affordable prices in local shops will make it virtually impossible to resist buying something. The town of Guellala is home to historical workshops that make excellent ceramics.

Sightseeing in Tunisia: things to see

The capital of the country, Tunis, is also home to magnificent architectural places of interest that belong to the 16th - 18th centuries: the Grand Mosque, Dar Ben Abdallah and Dar el Bey palaces, and the Mausoleum of Aziza Othmana. The city is famous for its spacious bazaars, where guests can not only buy interesting items and souvenirs, but also see performances of local musicians and dancers. When describing cultural places of attraction in the city, we cannot fail to mention Bardo Museum that exhibits a rare collection of Roman mosaics. Don't forget to visit the city of Dougga - this ancient city has become a major tourist attraction thanks to numerous buildings of the Roman Empire period. Theatre remains the most spectacular landmark of the area. According to calculations of archaeologists, the theatre could sit as many as three thousand viewers. The Mausoleum of Atban and Capitol are located not far away. These buildings were constructed in the 2nd - 3rd centuries. … Open
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