Things to do in Tunis
Tunis, capital of Tunisia is land of civilizations! This Mediterranean, North African, Europeanized city has roots in history that go far to the Punic and the Romans … Land of Dido and Hannibal … Land of glory and beauty …
A city like this can only offer the visitor the happiness of a cultural visit, of discoveries and the smile of a warm people.
Top things to do in Tunis:
1- The visit of its old medina
Tunis capital of Tunisia, is first of all its medina, one of the most beautiful in the world, classified as a World Heritage Site by Unesco, its mosques, its souks with narrow and colorful streets. The medina of Tunis is today one of the most complete and richest in the Arab-Muslim world.
2- The archaeological site of Carthage
Carthage is an ancient Punic city which was destroyed by the Romans and then rebuilt. Its importance remains in the multiplicity of these archaeological sites … which has made it one of the sites inscribed in the world heritage of UNESCO.
The history of Carthage alone deserves pages and pages.An ancient Punic city built in the 9th century BC, and which shone throughout Tunisia thanks not only to its maritime importance, but also commercial and military.
This city was first attacked by the Romans in 256 BC, then again and again in what we call the Punic Wars … Finally, the city finally had to give in to its attackers at the end of the three Punic Wars and was completely destroyed by the Romans in 146 BC.
In AD 29, the Romans will use the remains of ancient Carthage to rebuild it.
3- The Bardo museum
The Bardo Museum has carved out a worldwide reputation for its collection of mosaics, considered the richest, most varied and most refined and which finds among its most beautiful illustrations the paintings representing Virgil surrounded by muses, or the pavement. depicting Dionysus donating the vine to Ikarios, or that other celebrating the triumph of Neptune, to name just a few of the centerpieces. But this is not the only wealth of the museum.
The village of Sidi Bou Said
In the village of Sidi BouSaid, the visitor is captivated by the beauty and originality of the place. Cobbled streets, fuchsia and white bougainvillea and moucharabiehs. The small village of 5,000 inhabitants was the first protected site in the world. Attached to Carthage, the village has been classified by Unesco as a World Heritage Site since 1979. Perched on a hill, Sidi Bou Saïd proudly overlooks Carthage. Its history begins with the Carthaginians and the Romans. In the 11th century, the Almoravids chose this strategic location for the defense of the coasts.
Top things to do Around Tunis:
Given its location, Tunis can be an access point for various other visits to the surroundings.
Sousse is a city rich in visits. From Tunis it is quite possible to visit the city, its old medina and its museum. The old medeina of Sousse is part of the UNESCO world heritage.
On a day tour, it is quite possible to visit Hammamet, its vineyards, its amusement parks. It’s possible to discover the Punic site of Kerkouan, Haouaria and even Korbous.
Dougga the archaeological site
From Tunis it is possible to visit the archaeological site of Dougga by booking a day trip such as: Visit of Testour and Dougga
Departing from Tunis, several wine tasting tours are also available. So if you are fans of tasting do not hesitate to book a tasting excursion to discover the variety of Tunisian wines.
Kairouan is the Islamic capital of Tunisia, it is there that the first mosque of the Maghreb was founded (The great mosque of Kairouan). From Tunis, it is possible to visit the city, to discover its mosque, its old medina, its Aghlabid basins and the barber’s mausoleum.