Hotel Acropole

Rue Rodrigo de Freitas, Les Berges du Lac, Tunis, 2045, Tunisia
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by graefin

We'll be in Tunis for only 1 day -- what are the "Must-See Attractions?
Also, are Euros or Dollars accepted in Tunis.



by leics

The Tunisian Dinar is the currency of Tunisia. It is always sensible to use the local (legal) currency. Even if you do find anyone to accept euros or dollars, you can be sure of getting a poor exchange rate.


by travelgourmet

Yes, exchange for the Dinar for more pleasantries with shop owners, especially in the Medina Souk-Bazaar. I also found that carrying a few writing pens from your home country and giving out to shop owners if you purchase something is a nice jesture. Also they love cigarettes and giving one helps in the transaction, even if you hate smoking. So, to me one of the best "must-see attraction" is the Souk-Bazaar. If you can go out of the city with a tour guide car or van, then the most historic attraction to me is Carthage. Not that far away and one of my highlights of visiting Tunis.


by youngted

If you are into Museums the BARDO is a must. Depending where your start point is. But from the main rail station take a no 4 Metro to the BARDO stop. when you get off the platform there is a very large building over the road. Walk along the side of it and turn into the Bardo grounds. If unsure ask any local (shop)It houses the biggest collection of Mosiacs anywhere.
The Medina is interesting and large. Confusing too ! you could hire a guide but haggle the price first. Same for the taxis.


by youngted

If you are into Museums then the BARDO is a must.There are more mosiacs there than anywhere. From the main train station you can take a number 4 Metro to the BARDO stop. accors the road you will see a very large building walk along side it then into the gates of the Bardo complex which also hold government buildings.If in doubt ask at the lttle shop near the train stop.
The Medina is interesting but you need a gide as it is very confusing.Haggle a price before you enter though.Should you need a taxi from your start point again haggle a price.Try fro half what they ask !

Travel Tips for Tunis

Money Matters

by MikeAtSea

The local currency is the Dinar. American Express, Visa and travellers cheques are widely accepted, and the US dollar is a good currency to carry them in. ATMs are found in almost every town large enough to support a bank and certainly in all the tourist areas. Credit cards are accepted in souvenir shops and upmarket hotels and restaurants.

Tunisia Essentials...

by canttaketheskyfromme

Flexible foldable bags are easier as hotels have little storage space in rooms. Bring a jacket for winter months as it gets chilly
Sun block essential for summer if you dont wan to burn
Light, loose clothes are good.
Sandals are best in town, but bring boots if you want to go into the Sahara. Shampoo - Hard to find at sensible prices
Conditioner - Harder still
Shower Gel - Most tunisians use bar soap so if you like gel, bring it with you
Sink Plug / Bath Plug - Your room almost certinally wont have one.
Take a roll of toilet paper from the hotel with you, or a packet of tissues. Most Tunisian washrooms have a pail of water, or hose, not paper. Black and WHite film - Most shops in Tunisia only sell colour film. Imported good are expensive here, youll find life easier if you go with local brands and tastes.

La Marsa

by chrissyalex

My last day in Tunisia I realized I had not visited any of the beautiful beaches the country is known for. Since I was in Tunis my last day, I decided to visit La Marsa beach which was not far away and easy to get to by train. It was really beautiful! A gorgeous sandy beach with lovely views and clear blue water. The town itself was nice to walk around also.
I visited there on a Sunday afternoon and to me it really seemed to be more of a local beach and not a touristy beach. If you are a lady, I would recommend to wear a one piece swimsuit with a sarong-like wrap when visiting this beach. and not a bikini This is how most of the ladies there were dressed.
To get there, take the TGM train from Tunis. La Marsa is the last stop.


by vivacolombia

This quarter has become the most "hip" or trendy of Tunis. Rent prices are almost that of European rates and cool upper class tunisians will enjoy spending their evenings in the restaurants located on this hill.

The name Sidi Bou Said comes from a saint with a very complicated name that apprently lived there (Abou Said ibn Khalef ibn Yahia Ettamini el Beji).

Walking up the hill, you'll have plenty of small stores, boutiques et amazing facades to admire. They all overlook the Tunis meditereanean bay.

shopping in the souks!!!

by angiebabe

what a joy i had shopping in the souks this time!! done lots of morocco with so much hassle every step - i was told there would be less here in Tunis, i still got more invites 'lady, lady, have a look' then i liked but my 2 years of handicraft experience in morocco was going to pay off. i had a good idea of prices and how to haggle and how not to fall for their tricks!!?? and i bought some great stuff. some lovely decorated babouches and jerba clothing, nice cotton embroidered tops and my own chechia and some excellent silver goods - decorative coasters, photo frames and koran holder box!!

i refused invites of guides until i eventually sucummbed as i wanted to know how to get to the old and 'famous' cafe chaouechin and the souk of the chechias that it was in. so it wasnt too bad allowing Yassine to show me around, i got a good demo of chechia making - traditional 'Fez' hats, a dying skill and was glad to buy one from the pleasant guy showing me.

Have a good roam, the souks do close quite surprisingly early at night though! i ended up taking some back streets of the closing shops which became quite dark and a bit scarey but made it okay back onto the main souk street where people still were - ran into yassine again and did some more shopping.


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