UNESCO Sites of Tunisia

Tunisia is located in North Africa and is rich in history with a host of preserved World Heritage Sites.

Amphitheatre of El Jem
The Amphitheatre of El Jem is the largest colosseum in North Africa dating back to the third century. This large amphitheater once seated 35,000 spectators. The ruins today are well preserved offering tourists the chance to witness the vastness of this impressive building.

Archaeological Site of Carthage
Located on a hill and dating back to 9BC, this area was once a thriving trade area. The well preserved ruins is one of the most famous Roman sites in the area where tourists can see how residents lived, see the great buildings and roads that once made this area such a bustling town.

Dougga was located on a hill overlooking Oued Kalled, the ruins offer history into this once bustling Roman town. You can still see most of the stone walls which blend into the surrounding area enabling tourists to really soak up the history of this areas past.

Kairouan was founded in 670 and is one of five Muslim holy cities. It was the Maghiebs main holy city and includes some fantastic religious buildings and architecture including the Great Mosque and the Mosque with three doors.

Medina of Sousse
The Medina is the old town once a commercial port around 800AD. The town is complete with a Kasbah and great mosque. This coastal town’s Medina is filled with winding paths, alleys and awe inspiring architecture.

Medina of Tunis
The Old Town of Tunis was once the wealthiest city in the Islamic world. There are over seven hundred palaces, mosques, monuments and fountains. The covered alleys and narrow paths are now home to the souks, traditional market areas, selling traditional items such as fabrics, leather goods, carpets and perfumes.

Punis Town of Kerkuan and its Necropolis
A Phoenician city which was abandoned around 250BC. The Romans never built on the site leaving it preserved and offering tourists a glimpse into it’s past.

Ichkeul National Park
Ichkeul National Park is a lake and wetland that has become a World Heritage Site due to the important stop it offers to thousands of bird life including ducks and magnificent pink flamingoes that are migrating. This lake once stretched the entire length of North Africa and today is surrounded by marsh land offering picturesque scenery and natural beauty.

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