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Tunis

Travel Guide
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This fascinating modern city boasts an exciting local culture and a deep sense of history all in a stunning Mediterranean setting.

Tunis is a city of contrasts. The deep and varied history of Tunisia’s bustling modern capital is written into its fascinating architecture, which mixes Arab, Roman and European elements. With evocative ruins, gorgeous beaches and a lively fusion of cultures, Tunis is certain to captivate.

The long history of Tunis includes a period of early Islamic rule as well as later occupations by the Ottoman Empire and by the French. One of the region’s most dramatic moments came in ancient times, when it was home to Rome’s great imperial rival, Carthage. The Romans finally destroyed Carthage in 146 B.C. and they built their own expansive city in its stead.

Head to the former site of Carthage, now a northern suburb of Tunis, to explore the old city’s ruins. Make sure to visit the Bardo National Museum for a unique insight into Roman occupation as well as the history of Tunisia at large.

Tunis’s old town, which is known as the medina, is a charming reminder of the city’s Islamic heritage. Stroll the narrow streets of this famed historic district. Stop at souks and admire the many grand palaces and mosques. Check out the handicrafts, perfumes and fabrics on offer, or sit at a café to recharge with some coffee or mint tea.

The medina is home to a number of architectural wonders, including the Tourbet Aziza-Othmana (Aziza-Othmana Mausoleum) and Dar El Bey (Government Palace). Head down the Rue Jamaa Ezzitouna, however, and you’ll be rewarded by the site of Tunis’s Great Mosque, a grand structure that is more than a millennium old. Visitors who are not Muslims are allowed access to the courtyard and a viewing gallery nearby the entrance.

A vastly different urban style dominates the Ville Nouvelle, a French colonial district that was built around the old town. Here you will see straight, wide boulevards lined with trees and European-style cafés.

Just a short drive out of the city, you will find Carthage Beach, a fine spot for water skiing, surfing, paragliding and scuba diving. La Marsa is the place to go for camel rides as well as swimming and sunbathing.

Tunis can be reached by landing at the nearby Tunis-Carthage Airport. The city is navigable by public transport, by rental car or by taxicab.

El Mouradi Gammarth
El Mouradi Gammarth
5 out of 5
Les Côtes De Carthage, La Marsa, Tunis Governorate
The price is AU$115 per night from 3 Sep. to 3 Sep.
Nestled on the beach, this La Marsa hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Carthage Acropolium, St. Louis Cathedral and Palais Ennejma Ezzahra. North Africa American ...
3.4/5 (491 reviews)
"j ai beaucoup apprécié la gentillesse du personnel et du directeur de l hotel . mes enfants ont pris l habitude de y sejourner et ont insiste pour que je vienne apprecier le calme et les commodites de cet hotel. les recommandations d hygiène sont strictes et appliquées . j apprecie les massages et ..."

Reviewed on 17 Sep. 2020

El Mouradi Gammarth
Le Palace Hotel
Le Palace Hotel
5 out of 5
COMPLEXE CAP GAMMARTH,BP 68, La Marsa, Tunis Governorate
Located in La Marsa, this beachfront hotel is connected to the convention centre, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from La Marsa Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Carthage Museum ...
3.4/5 (82 reviews)
"This is the worse experience I ever have my entire life traveling"

Reviewed on 17 Jul. 2021

Le Palace Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel Tunis
Four Seasons Hotel Tunis
5 out of 5
Zone Touristique Cap Gammarth, La Marsa, Tunis Governorate
The price is AU$369 per night from 5 Sep. to 5 Sep.
This family-friendly La Marsa hotel is located on the waterfront, within 2 mi (3 km) of The Residence Golf Course and Gamarth Marina. La Marsa Beach and Palais ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (103 reviews)
"Outstanding service to the highest level of luxury"

Reviewed on 25 Sep. 2020

Four Seasons Hotel Tunis
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Penthouse Suites Hotel
The Penthouse Suites Hotel
4 out of 5
Rue Medinat Radhoua, Ennasr 2, Ariana, Ariana Governorate
The price is AU$148 per night from 6 Aug. to 6 Aug.
This family-friendly Ariana aparthotel is located in a state park, 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from University of Tunis El Manar, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Tunis Zoo and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (98 reviews)
"Great place to stay but it would make it better if they add Gym facilities."

Reviewed on 8 Aug. 2020

The Penthouse Suites Hotel
ADAM Hotel Suites
ADAM Hotel Suites
5 out of 5
Cité les Pins, Les Berges du Lac 2, Tunis, Tunis Governorate
The price is AU$167 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
Located in Les Berges Du Lac II, this luxury aparthotel is 3.7 mi (6 km) from Dah Dah Happy Land Entertainment Park, and within 12 mi (20 km) of La Marsa Beach ...
4.2/5Very Good! (10 reviews)
"Like everything; especially spaciousness. Staff was great."

Reviewed on 26 Feb. 2020

ADAM Hotel Suites
Très belle villa contemporaine
Très belle villa contemporaine
3.5 out of 5
Situated in La Soukra, this villa is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Golf de Carthage and within 6 miles (10 km) of El Menzah Stadium and Ennahli Urban Park. Dah Dah Happy ...
Très belle villa contemporaine
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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