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

Sousse One of the most attractive sites for travelers is the old fortress, the walls of which are now housing the Archaeological Museum. Its collection is striking with its diversity; it is one of the most exciting and largest in the country. The museum is divided into several thematic areas. Among its exhibits there are antique statues and tombstones dating back more than a thousand years, mosaics and frescoes, religious attributes and objects of art. The Archaeological Museum is the most visited cultural venue of Sousse and the priority landmark of all sightseeing programs.
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The most important religious object is the Grande Mosque built in 851. Recently, a large-scale reconstruction of the mosque took place, due to which the shrine managed to find its original appearance. The majestic building has not only an attractive appearance, but also unique atmosphere of solemnity and peace. A curious object with a long history is the Kasbah of Sousse fortress. According to historical records, it was built in the second half of the 9th century on the site of ancient fortifications. The height of the main tower of the fortress is 30 meters. Its top is equipped with a beautiful viewing platform. It is notable that the main tower of the fortress is still acting as a lighthouse as many hundreds of years ago.
In the western part of the city Sousse Catacombs are situated. They have been found long ago, in 1888. According to scientists, a complex of caves was built no later than the 4th century and served as the pagan necropolis. According to rough estimates, there are not less than 15,000 tombs in the dungeon. During excavation archaeologists have found of a number of unique artifacts in catacombs. After fortification works in the dungeon, the part of catacombs was made available to the public. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Among many dining places of Sousse each and every guest could choose something special. An interesting restaurant is the Queen. Its menu is a harmonious blend of popular Arabic and French … Open
Another unusual attraction is the underground cisterns of La Soffra, a monument of the Roman Empire. Their volume is about three thousand cubic meters, which makes the old structure even more unique. Nearby is a miniature Mosquee Bou Ftata occupying area of ​​only 8 square meters. It is believed that this mosque and the Grande Mosque were built by the same architect.
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Culture guide to Sousse. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Sousse: temples, museums, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Sousse. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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