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Tunisia sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

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.
The capital of the country, Tunis, is also home to magnificent architectural places of interest that belong to the 16th - 18th centuries: the Grand Mosque, Dar Ben Abdallah and Dar el Bey palaces, and the Mausoleum of Aziza Othmana. The city is famous for its spacious bazaars, where guests can not only buy interesting items and souvenirs, but also see performances of local musicians and dancers. When describing cultural places of attraction in the city, we cannot fail to mention Bardo Museum that exhibits a rare collection of Roman mosaics. Don't forget to visit the city of Dougga - this ancient city has become a major tourist attraction thanks to numerous buildings of the Roman Empire period. Theatre remains the most spectacular landmark of the area. According to calculations of archaeologists, the theatre could sit as many as three thousand viewers. The Mausoleum of Atban and Capitol are located not far away. These buildings were constructed in the 2nd - 3rd centuries.
Utica was the first city colonized by the Phoenicians. This happened around the 9th century BC. Nowadays, thousands of travellers arrive to Utica see the ruins of colonial buildings and ancient Phoenician cemeteries. Hammamet is another popular destination rich in entertainment and cultural landmarks. Guests of the city are welcome to attend The International Cultural Center, several theatres and museums. During a walk on beautiful streets of the city you will see many beautiful mosques on your way, with the Grand Mosque being the oldest one. It was constructed yet in the 13th century. Fans of nature landmarks and eco-friendly rest are recommended to visit the city of Tozeur that is famous for its magnificent parks and interesting museums. The names of local museums sound really original - the Museum of 1001 Nights, the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions (Musée Dar Cheraït) - and their exhibitions are no less interesting. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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.
Reference information
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National and city parks of Tunisia
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♥   World Heritage Site 'Ichkeul National Park' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Zembra and Zembretta Iles' . On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Tunisia from our review series

Kebili

From the series “The hottest places in the world”
Oases are usually considered lifesaving beacons in the desert, as they save you from sweltering heat. Contrary to popular belief, Kebili Oasis in Tunisia is among the hottest places on the planet. Despite the presence of lush trees and relative shade, the temperature here often rises to 55°C, which is pretty impressive even by African standards.

Oasis Kebili is inhabited; its indigenous people have long been accustomed to hard climate and can’t imagine their life elsewhere. As it was found by scientist, the first settlements on the territory of the oasis have appeared thousands of years ago. Modern scientists were able to find an explanation for the current natural anomaly. Picturesque Kebili is on way of the sirocco wind that originates in the heart of the Sahara and moves the hot … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Tunisia

Hammamet
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 … Read more
Sousse
The local water park located in Port El Kantaoui has quickly become one of the favorite places among visitors. Numerous water slides, pools and breathtaking rides will be genuinely enjoyed by both adults and children. Soula Center is considered the most popular shopping complex of the country. An interesting fact - all prices in this shopping center are fixed, so customers do not need to spend much time bargaining with sellers in order to reduce the cost of goods. Caraib Casino is surely one of … Read more
Tunis
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 … Read more
Monastir
The largest sports center, where you can undergo scuba diving classes, is located near the port. Here you can also participate in the marine ride on a yacht. Golf lovers should definitely visit the new field, which was opened a couple of years ago. There is also a hippodrome for those visitors, who want to try horse riding. When it comes to describing the historical sights of this place, we suggest attending an excursion to the fortress wall, which is located near the port area. The mausoleum … Read more
Djerba Island
Ancient city of Houmt-Souk is the capital of the island. Its symbols are three beautiful mosques: Jemaa Echeikh, Jemaa El Bassi and tukish Jemaa Ettrouk. These buildings in traditional style look really exotic for travelers. The small cream-colored building with balconies and rich blue shutters has really amazing appearance. Ancient Borj El Kebir fortress is located next to the city. For many years, it has being used to protect island from invaders. It has been built back in 13th century, when … Read more

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