Cities of Tunisia: Tunisia
Tunisia (founded in IX in. to N. NS.) – Capital (from 1956.) and the main port of the country, located on the shore of the same lake. This is a very original city, which combines the most modern resort centers, traditional Muslim architecture, numerous markets and excellent museums.
The center of Tunisia is considered surrounded by walls Medina ("Old city"), stretching around the mosque Jami Ez Zeytun (Zituna, "Mosque Oliva", 703 g.) – the spiritual center of the country surrounded by numerous madrasas. Tunisian Medina is inferior to its scales and number of attractions of the Markan Fesu and Marrakesh, Egyptian Cairo. But at the same time, if Tunisia is your first Arab country, or you are looking for a kind of flavor of the new state – Medina Tunisia undoubtedly deserves attention. Unlike the coast and fashionable resorts like Hamamet, Celebia, or Monastir, there are not so many tourists and it is here that you can feel a real Arabic Maghreb. A leisurely lifestyle with bazaars, noisy squares, mosques, Turkish baths, Madrasa.
Narrow streets, mosques, markets and medina stores – the main attraction of the city. At the top of the medina, next to Kasboy ("citadel") is a government area around which the state authorities of the country are located, among which the most colorful building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Dar El Bay (Bay House).
Nearby location Suk El Attar – The most exotic city quarter, grown in place of the medieval market incense. Here and now sell different perfumes and spices. Preserved by multicolor marble and paint palaces Dar Osman (XVII B.) with museum of applied art and Dar Ben-Abdallah (XVIII-XIX centuries.) with the city museum of art and folk traditions. Among other historical structures attract the attention of the mosque Yusuf-Bay (1616 g.) and Hamuda Pasha (XVII B.), Mausoleum Khasanidov EL Bay Turbet, Mosque and mausoleum Sydi Makhreza (Abu Mohammed Mahrea EU-Gardics), Cathedral CENT-VINSENT-DE-Paul, as well as the oldest city building – Dar El Haddat. Medina Tunisia in 1981. Listed on the UN World Heritage Site.
One of the main attractions of the capital – National Museum Alaun (Bardo Museum) in the Palace Dar Hussein (Bardo) Not far from the Tunisian Parliament is the biggest museum of Maghreb with the world’s largest collection of Roman Mosaics, as well as with extensive collections of archaeological finds of all eras. The public library of the city is the largest (after Cairo) in the Islamic world the repository of Arabic literature, and the University of Tunisia is almost not inferior by the age of the famous Oxford.
Central Street Tunisia, picturesque Avenue Habib Burbiba, goes from the gate Bab El Bhahar ("French gate", XIII B.) Medina to Lake El Bakhira. Be sure to visit an extensive indoor market with all the attributes of Eastern trading life, numerous minor markets in the Medina region, Park Belvedere, on the territory of which the zoo and the amusement park Dah-Dah, as well as a small oceanographic museum Salamamba in the suburb of the capital.
Reviews and studies of trips
Learn and love Tunisia for 10 days? C Anex Tour is real!
Leaving the extension of Moscow, with like-minded people who wish to go for an acquaintance with Tunisia, kindly invited Anex Tour, went to meet with the unknown. Read more →
Natalya Mogilevskaya | April 2017
Carthage, Tunisia – Architecture Park, Birca Hill
Everyone heard about Carthage, someone very little, and someone is familiar about him closer, so I hear the names, few people refuse to visit such an excursion. Read more →
Tunisia – misroad or, nevertheless, Pereaza?
Tunisia was one of the stops in our cruise. I met the city of travelers with a red carpet, the brass orchestra and camels. But it was all organized, so that it was impossible to pass further →