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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.
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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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Sidi Bou Said

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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

Sightseeing in Tunisia: things to see

The best way to get acquainted with culture of Tunisia is to make excursions to its largest cities. In every of them travelers will find various surprises and entertainment. The city of Carthage is well-known as historic centre of the country. Founded in the beginning of the 9th century, Carthage was destroyed and then restored several times. The city reached its peak level of prosperity during the reign of the Roman Empire, so there's no wonder why the most famous landmarks in the city belong to the Roman period - the Amphitheater, the Capitol, the Baths of Antoninus and many ancient temples - these landmarks are considered the most famous architectural sites of Tunisia. There is also the Lavigerie Museum in Carthage, where visitors will see a grandiose collection of various precious items. … Open
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