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Tunis The capital of the country with the same name, this is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the world. The rest here is organized at the highest level - beautiful sea, spacious picturesque beaches, mild climate and high level of service wait for tourists from all over the world. All these factors make this resort simply perfect. Besides all these advantages there are numerous historical monuments and iconic places in Tunisia, visitors can always combine unhurried beach rest with interesting and entertaining excursions.
The majority of historic buildings here are also significant religious landmarks. Among the most notable places of interest of the region are the Great Mosque and Habib Bourguiba Mausoleum, which were built in the 10th century. Like the majority of ancient religious buildings, they are distinguished by luxurious design and elegant interior. Here visitors will see beautiful frescoes and mosaics, as well as rich colored marble decoration. Such old places as Dar Ben Abdallah and Dar el-Bey will be no less interesting to tourists. Both buildings were built in the 13th century. The halls of these buildings are decorated with luxurious furniture, and interior courtyards are decorated with antique statues and fountains.
Many art connoisseurs call Bardo Museum the real treasure. This facility is opened at Dar Hussein Palace. The collection of Roman mosaics, which is exhibited in the museum, is the largest one in the world. Doug is the most notable settlement in terms of archeology. Here have been found the ruins of the Capitol and the Forum, which construction lasted in 2 - 3 centuries. Finally, don’t forget to visit El Djem town, which is located not far from Tunis as this is the location of Colosseum. The facility has been kept well, so it is in really good state. This is a landmark of the world level. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
In addition to magnificent monuments of the past we simply can’t fail to mention beautiful markets of Tunisia. Here you will find all kinds of products, but seafood and sweets remain the leaders among sales, as well as flavorful and unique tea.
Medina is the most popular and most visited area of Tunisia. Many beautiful buildings from different periods in the history of the country have been preserved here. Medina attracts with its colorful street markets. You can purchase jewelry made of silver and natural stones, as well as plenty of popular souvenirs. During the colonial period, several gates have been built in this historic district. They have survived to this day. Bab el Bahr Gate is the most beautiful one. Medina is a great place for hiking. Its best souvenir shops are found on Gemma e Zaytoun Street.
There are several interesting sights on the territory of the New City, including the beautiful Saint Vincent de Paul Cathedral. It is the largest of the remaining buildings of the colonial period. The facade of the cathedral is designed in the best traditions of the Neo-Romanesque style. The cathedral was built at the end of the 19th century by the French. Its interior design has remained almost unchanged.
Tunisia-4674 - Tunis Medina One of the most beautiful streets of the New City - Habib Bourguiba Avenue - originates nearby. It is surrounded by slender rows of palm trees and is full of excellent monuments of architecture of the colonial times. It is here that you'll find prestigious hotels. A spectacular Art Nouveau building is occupied by the Hotel du Lac.
For lovers of picturesque corners we can recommend Belvedere Park, one of the most beautiful and largest in the city. Rare species of pine trees, palm, olive, and fig trees grow here. The park is located on the hillside. If you reach its top, you'll enjoy a wonderful panorama of the city. A small zoo operates here, as well as the Museum of Modern Art with a collection of Tunisian artwork.
Not far from the Independence Square, Habib Tamer Garden is found. It pleases with the abundance of greenery and chic design. This garden is decorated in the English style. Beautiful flower gardens and landscape compositions have been formed on its territory. Plenty of fountains support the natural splendor. This place is actually a former old Jewish cemetery. At the beginning of the 20th century, it was agreed to establish a small park here. The park has remained until today.
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National and city parks around Tunis
♥   National Park 'Boukornine' , 24.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Ichkeul National Park' , 61 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Zembra and Zembretta Iles' , 66 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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