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Culture of Hammamet. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Empire Studios Hammamet Hammamet is considered the most picturesque resort in the country. Its most distinguishing feature is its unique nature. The main historical attraction of the city is the Medina of Hammamet; it is an incredibly beautiful complex of old buildings. The Medina is 300 meters long and 100 meters wide; you can get to it through one of the four gates.
One of the oldest tourist centers of Tunisia, this city was founded more than five centuries ago. It began attracting travelers actively in the beginning of the 20th century. The city's name … Open
In the center there is the Great Mosque of Medina, the most beautiful and interesting religious attraction of Hammamet. There is also a colorful market here; a walk through it will be a real journey into the past. Within the walls of the Medina there is an interesting Museum of clothing; its collection covers quite a long historical period. A significant part of the Medina is occupied by Kasbah fortress; its history is very interesting. The fortress has repeatedly saved the town from invaders and has witnessed a number of famous historical events.
Close to the Medina there is another important historical site, the tomb of Sidi Bou Hadid. Like many historic buildings, the tomb is fully restored; today it houses a popular restaurant. Among the architectural landmarks of Hammamet, George Sebastian Villa stands out. Built in the early 20th century, it is characterized by an incredibly beautiful style; holidaymakers have an opportunity to stroll through the old mansion and admire its elegant interior. It is decorated with picturesque Roman mirrors, antique furniture and works of art. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Hammamet would surprise its guests with a variety of dining places; all popular culinary traditions are represented at the resort. The Le Barberousse restaurant is known far outside the … Open
Next to it there is the beautiful garden with centuries-old cypress trees. There is also the old pool surrounded by tall pillars and the Roman theater that became the permanent venue for the annual International Festival of Arts. Two ancient cemeteries, French and Islamic, are located to the east of Medina; they are of interest mainly from the architectural point of view.
Iberostar Phenicia, Hammamet In the immediate vicinity to Hammamet there is a site, which is sure to interest fans of historic sites. We are talking about the Pupput Roman Site, the predecessor of modern Hammamet. There are numerous religious sites and ancient buildings, each of which has its own unique history.
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Unique spots in Hammamet and near

Sidi Bou Said

From the series “Monochromatic Cities - Stunning Views”
In the Northern part of Tunisia has placed a small city – Sidi Bou Said. One of its peculiarities is a great number of white coloured houses. All shutters, windows, door and signs are painted in deep blue. This town was established in the 12th century and became the destination of choice for wealthy Europeans in the 17th century. At the beginning of the 19th century, a famous French baron Rodolphe d'Erlanger bought a luxurious house there. Therefore, one legend says that he initiated to paint all townhouses in white-blue colours. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Hammamet

Culture guide to Hammamet. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Hammamet: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Hammamet. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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