Here are some of them:
The Zitouna Mosque, one of Medina’s oldest sights rebuilt in the 9th century on the site of the original 7th century structure.
The Hammouda Pasha Mosque, with its delicately decorated octagonal minaret.
The Mosque of Youssef Dey, the first Ottoman-style mosque to be built in Tunis (1616).
The Tourbet el-Bey, a huge mausoleum that houses the remains of many Husseinite beys, princesses, ministers and advisors.
The Museum ... More of Arts and Traditions, a splendid 18th century palace which houses costumes and accessories of upper class life in 19th century Tunis.
The famous Bardo Museum located in a 19th century building on the west side of Tunis, displays one of the world’s finest collections of Roman mosaics.
Tourists can enjoy some typical French colonial architecture in the ville nouvelle and the lovely Cathedral of St Vincent de Paul, with its unique mixture of styles - Gothic, Byzantine, North African.
If possible, try to catch the train to the nearby Carthage.
Built by Queen Dido and devastated by the Romans, it is today one of the most significant archaeological sites in the whole world.
The importance of Tunis dates from the Arab conquest when, as Carthage sank, Tunis took its place commercially and politically.
It became Tunisia’s capital under the powerful Hafsid dynasty (13th–16th cent.), but the original town is much older.
The city is built in the shape of an amphitheatre, ... More with the kasbah, or citadel, at its highest point. The old town (Medina), built during the 7th century AD, lies between two suburbs, the Ribat-elSowika on the north and the Ribat Bab-el-Jezira on the south. Beyond the Bab-el-Bahar (sea-gate), now called Porte de France, on the level ground by the Bahira, is the marine town, or Quartier Franc, built during the French occupation in 1881. Since the old times and among the centuries, the city has been a leading centre of trade between Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean.
Today, Tunis is a wonderful place where old and new cohabit in perfect harmony: domes and minarets, broad boulevards lined with cafes and flower stalls and modern shops mix together in this unique, cosmopolitan city.
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