Gouvernorat de Sousse Things to Do

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Gouvernorat de Sousse Things to Do

  • Medina

    Sousse Things to Do

    Sousse has a very long history. It was a Phoenician outpost (Hadrumetum), a free Roman city (Byzacium), a vandal town (Hunericopolis) and finally the Byzantine city of Justiniana or Justinianopolis. Nothing of these settlements remains, for in the early years of the Hegira, Justinianopolis was entirely destroyed after a two-month siege by...

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  • Port El Kantaoui

    Sousse Things to Do

    Sailing out of the harbour in a catamaran feels good. For the first 20 minutes or so, the engine is running, and then the sail is hoisted and it's amazing. The two guys running the show were friendly and you felt safe on the boat. No life-jackets, but this is Tunisia. There were four of us, and we did a fine bit of bartering - £20 for a few hours...

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  • Ribat

    Sousse Things to Do

    The Sousse Ribat is one of a few similar buidings built along the coast to protect Moslem lands from Christian invasion. It was built at the end of the 7th century, work started in AD 787 and was completed in AD 821. A watch tower was added by Emir Ziyadet Allah I of the Aghlabid dynasty in 821. The Ribat was built to stop christians from invading...

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  • Dar Essid Museum

    Sousse Things to Do

    The walk through alleyways (often the wrong ones), can be almost as amazing as this house itself. You are breaking away from the soukkes and the tourist trail, surrounded by narrow alleys of homes and children palying in the road, tormenting stray cats. This house is a palace in the madness. The luxury for its time is incredible, with a tower...

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  • Kalaout el Koubba

    Sousse Things to Do

    Kalaout el-Koubba is a building that was built in the 11th or 12th century according to Fatimid architectural style. While its original function is not known, its current function is much clearer: to showcase the everyday life of Tunisians under Ottoman rule. Kalaout el-Koubba's most recognizable feature is its cupola, with its zigzag ribbing....

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  • Grand Mosque

    Sousse Things to Do

    The Mosque is built using large stone blocks, some of these blocks were taken from the Roman baths at Carthage which is one of the reasons the baths are not better preserved. It has towers on the north-east and south-east corners and was built to resemble a fortress. It was founded in 851 by Aghlabid Emir Abou'l Abbas Mohamed. It is one of the most...

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  • Kasbah

    Sousse Things to Do

    The Kasbah was built in 859 AD on the site of an earlier Byzantine fortress. Its 30m/100ft high Khalef el Fata tower, named after its builder, is one of the oldest towers in the whole of North Africa. Its topmost platform is 50m/165ft above that of the Ribat. Accordingly the Kasbah took over the military role of the Ribat, and the Khalef el Fata...

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  • Beach

    Sousse Things to Do

    Sousse's main beach stretches for many kilometres to the north of the Medina. It was named after a local Muslim holy man and features some good sand. As it was mid winter when I was there, it wasn't being used as it was cold with a strong wind blowing off the sea but I expect it's heaving during the summer months.

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  • Catacombs

    Sousse Things to Do

    The Catacombs contain 240 galleries with 15,000 graves spread over 5km. Only 40 metres of the tombs can be visited by the public. They were used between the 2nd and 4th centuries AD. Three of the four tombs have been excavated with inscriptions and funeral furnishings being kept at the Sousse museum. I visited the tombs out of season and I was the...

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  • Walking

    Sousse Things to Do

    Though history Sousse has come under the rule of 5 major cultures. Each of those cultures gave a new or modified name to the town. Each of those names may appear in various forms. Enjoy downtown with old Medina, surrounded by its city walls and fortifications, and modern streets.

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  • Zaouia Zakkak

    Sousse Things to Do

    Where? Inside the medina, on the corner between rue Tazerka and rue Dar Abid What? A splendid 17th century minaret in stone with tile decorations on the top two tiers. This octagonal Ottoman minaret can, unfortunately, only be viewed from the outside if you are a non-Muslim.

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  • safari

    Go on the 2 day safari it is fantastic. You visit the Trogladyte peoples who live in caves int he gorund out in the desert and then onto an oasis by horse-drwan carriage. The trip also includes visits to very impressive roman remains including a huge amphitheatre, emples and a ruined town. there are also some impressive mosaics to be seen. A trip...

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