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Sightseeing in Hammamet - what to see. Complete travel guide

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 is translated as "place for swimming". Indeed, there are so many beaches and secluded coves here. During the archeological excavations here have been uncovered the ruins of ancient villas and swimming pools built by the noble Romans.
Cultural features and traditions of local people are largely dictated by religion; the majority of local customs may seem very unusual to foreigners. The French culture has made some … Open
Hammamet is considered a fashionable resort. Here you can see music and movie stars, politicians and successful businessmen, who have rest on this resort. However, there are several middle class hotels in the city, so everyone will be able to pick up apartments in accordance with financial resources. First hotels on the coast were built in the 60s; today this part of the resort is considered an old district. Each year new hotels appear in the city. Many of these modern hotels can be classified as luxurious ones. Here you can not only rest in a comfortable environment, but also organize business meetings in conference rooms, or use the service of business centers.
Travelers will be particularly interested in visiting the old part of the city as one of the main attractions is located here. This is Fort Medina that looks like a luxurious oriental palace. The Old Town is the location of beautiful oriental bazaars where you can buy jewelry, beautiful fabrics and souvenirs. You will also see numerous restaurants near the market square. They offer a large selection of national dishes. International Cultural Centre is another remarkable place. This is an open theater that reminds of an ancient Greek arena. Here often take place different musical concerts, theatrical performances and festivals. In addition to this Hammamet is rich in numerous entertainment centers, cinemas and nightclubs. Here everyone is able to pick up an ideal place for rest. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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; … Open
In Hammamet, there is an excellent zoo, the area of which is 36 hectares. It attracts with its beautiful nature. Over 50 animal species dwell in the zoo. The most of them are typical representatives of the African fauna. Zoo visitors can admire lions, cheetahs, crocodiles, and giraffes, and even feed cute lemurs. Almost every day, interesting events take place in the zoo. Its visitors can witness exciting dance and musical performances.
Near the zoo, there is a dolphinarium that is also very popular with tourists. Every day, it holds fiery shows with sea bears and dolphins. The youngest visitors of the dolphinarium have an opportunity to take part in such a show. After the show, the guests can swim with dolphins in the pool and take memorable pictures.
Conservative and quiet, Hammamet has gained recognition because of various entertainment options, incredibly beautiful nature and upscale thalassotherapy centers. The city will appeal to … Open
Another interesting attraction is the amusement park called Carthage Land that will certainly impress both children and adults. The park is distinguished not only by a diversity of rides, but also by its beautiful design in the national style. Even the youngest visitors, as well as adult extreme fans, will find here breathtaking rides. As there are a lot of restaurants, cafes and confectioneries, so you will always a place to relax.
Hammamet Kasbah Come to Medina to see the most interesting historical attractions. There is the old Beacon Kasba. It protected the coast from pirates in the 9th century. It was destroyed during the battles but was reconstructed again and again. Today, you can have an interesting excursion in the tower. The nearby fortress walls have a fascinating panoramic view of the city.
1. The local beach is quite calm and has a mild slope to water, so you can relax there even with children. It should be noted that there are no hotels in Hammamet located on the first line. … Open
In the surroundings of Hammamet, there is an old town of Oudna that is famous for its historical attractions too. On its territory, there is an ancient amphitheater and an old aqueduct. Much effort has been recently put into their restoration. The ancient amphitheater is one of the largest theaters in North Africa. Approximately, its initial capacity was almost 16 000 spectators.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Hammamet
♥   National Park 'Boukornine' , 35.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Zembra and Zembretta Iles' , 82.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Ichkeul National Park' , 120.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Most houses that you can see today dated from the 13th century. At the main street, there are several art galleries where you can not only adore with the art but also buy the painting that you liked. Note that every door is decorated, that is one more peculiarity of this town. Notwithstanding that all doors are painted in light blue or blue colour, you won’t see the same doors. Apart from marvellous historical sightseeing this town has a great beach. … Read further

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Travelers with kids are recommended to visit the local zoo where they will see exotic birds and animals. Those tourists, who prefer active rest, will find much fun in Tabarka as this city is famous for its large sports centers. … Open
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