Tunis, the capital of Tunisia offers visitors so much to do and see. Located to the north of Tunisia, this capital city enjoys breathtaking views, an abundance of historical and cultural sights. Be sure to include some time in Tunis on your Tunisian tour.
Medina of Tunis
The first place you will want to visit is the Medina, the Medina is the old town and lies in the heart of Tunis. It’s here where you can explore the narrow passages and covered alleys and do some traditional shopping.
Souks are very popular in Tunisia, these are traditional markets where you can buy a choice of great items from clothing and jewelry to pottery, carpets, leather goods and perfumes. Be sure to get your bartering face on because the vendors will expect you to try and get your money’s worth. It is a shopping experience you will never forget and the souks are so lively filled with brightly colored stalls and an electrifying atmosphere.
Soak Up Some History and Culture
There are many historical buildings in Tunis from the Zaytouna Mosque. Non-Muslims are not allowed in the mosque, but you can soak up the spectacular architecture from the outside.
The Cathedral of St Vincent de Paul is a top sight, built in 1883 in it’s grand Gothic architecture. A truly spectacular masterpiece.
Be sure to stop at the Dar Ben Abdallah Museum. The museum dates back to 1796 and is located in a former palatial home giving you a true insight into how the wealthy lived all those years ago with amazing displays of every day life.
The Bardo Museum is considered one of the richest museums due to the number of spectacular Roman mosaics housed here. Your breath will be taken away by the absolute beauty of the mosaics on display spanning over a number of galleries.