Tunis Things to Do

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  • 1. Bardo Museum

    The Bardo is the most important attraction in Tunis. We had to go through it quite quickly, as it was an unexpected stop our driver made while driving us to the hotel, but it was still nice to see. So...

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  • 2. Medina

    The Medina is a great place to spend an afternoon or a day wandering around in. It is still a working Medina as far as the locals are concerned so it has not lost it's authentic feel. Watch out for...

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  • 3. Kasbah Mosque

    This large modern looking square was the location of the city's Kasbah which was destroyed by the French in 1883. All that remains from before the French is the Kasbah Mosque. The square is paved with...

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  • 4. Cathedral of St Vincent de Paul

    This large cathedral is located near the Medina in Place de L'Independance at the western end of Avenue Habib Bourguiba. It is the main Roman Catholic church in Tunis and is named in honour of Saint...

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  • 5. Bab el Bahr - French Gate

    This imposing gate is also known as the Porte de France or the French Gate and is located at the Medina eastern point where Ville Nouvelle begins. The name means 'Gate to the Sea' and it was once...

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  • 6. Carthage

    If you're visiting northern Tunisia then you simply can't miss Carthage as it was here that the Romans ruled their north African empire. Carthage lies about 15km (9 miles) east of Tunis which makes it...

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  • 7. Dar Ben Abdallah Museum

    Close to Tourbet el Bey, you will probably find this fine Italianate mansion as you stroll the alleyways of the medina. It should be famous for its beautifully proportioned courtyard, the fine...

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  • 8. Avenue Habib Bourguiba

    Avenue Habib Bourguiba is Tunis' Champs Elysees and runs from near the Medina in front of the cathedral to Lake Tunis and the port. It runs through the French part of the city known as Ville Nouvelle...

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  • 9. Sidi Bou Said

    Whenever tourist brochures show a typical Tunisian village of cobbled streets, white walls, studded blue doors and black mashrabias it is invariably ‘Sidi Bou’, and today it is possible to visit this...

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  • 10. Tourbet el-Bey

    Deep within Tunis' medina is the Mausoleum Tourbet el Bey, the last resting place of the Husseinid dynasty, rulers of Tinus from the 18th Century. The building is squat and multidomed, with a plain...

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  • 11. Place du Gouvernement

    This sloping square at the western side of the Medina hosts the Prime Ministry, the Finance Ministry and the Foreign Ministry. Since the Independence of the country, the Prime Ministry is settled in...

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  • 12. The Great Mosque

    After paying of a small fee (2TD) you are able to enter the country yard of the Great Mosque. The mosque is also known as Zitouna, meaning "olive tree", because its founder (Obeid Allah Ibn ab-Habhab)...

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  • 13. Sahara Desert

    Tunisia is in north Africa, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara Desert and between Algeria and Libya. Much of the land is semi-arid and desert. There are mountains in the north. The climate...

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  • 14. Take the Metro to Carthage and Sidi Bou Said

    Carthage really needs a day to explore but Sidi Bou Said is a great place to spend the later part of the afternoon walking around and enjoying a sunset meal...

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  • 15. Bedouin's places

    At the beginning of recorded history, Tunisia was inhabited by Berber tribes. Its coast was settled by Phoenicians starting as early as the 10th century BC. In...

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  • 16. Clock Tower

    Located about half way along Avenue Habib Bourguiba stands this Clock Tower and fountains in the middle of a busy roundabout known as Place du 7 Novembre 1987....

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  • 17. Jardin Thameur

    This large garden is located just to the west of the Republique tram station to the north of Ville Nouvelle. The garden was built in 1957 and bears the name of...

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  • 18. Sahib El-Tabia Mosque

    This mosque, located a few hundred metres north of the Medina, was built in 1812 using imported Italian building materials like marble, columns and wrought iron...

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  • 19. Zaouia of Sidi Mahres

    This building houses the tomb of Tunis' patron saint who saved the city after it was captured by Abu Yazd in AD 944. There were several women and children...

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  • 20. Mosque of Youssef Dey

    The Ottoman sovereign Youssef Dey brought novelty to the religious life of Tunis by building this mosque in 1616. It was indeed the first mosque dedicated to...

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  • 21. Rue des Forgerons

    This is the blacksmiths street and is located at the southern end of the Medina near Bab Jedid. Here you can find metal workers and guys working looms by hand...

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  • 22. Dar Othman

    Othman Dey, who ruled from 1598 to 1610, built this magnificent palace in the early 17th century. It became a barracks warehouse in the 19th century and then...

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  • 23. Medersa Bachia

    A Medersa is a school for the study of the Quran. There are several surrounding the Zaytuna Mosque in the Medina. This one has a narrow passageway entrance...

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  • 24. National Library

    The National Library or Bibliothèque nationale de Tunisie was built initially built as a barracks and prison in 1810 and is located in the Medina near the...

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  • 25. Zaytuna Mosque

    The Zaytuna Mosque (meaning 'olive tree') or Great Mosque lies at the centre of the Medina and was built in the 8th century by its founder, Hassan Ibn Nooman, a...

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