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Discovering Tunis, Tunisia: 5+ Must-Do Activities for an Unforgettable Trip

Tunis, the capital city of Tunisia, is a vibrant and culturally rich destination that offers a unique blend of ancient history, Mediterranean charm, and modern urban life. With its Mediterranean charm, and bustling markets, Tunis is a city that promises to enchant every traveler. Keep reading to hear my top 5+ things to do in Tunis, to make the most of your visit in this captivating North African gem.

1. Discover Sidi Bou Said:

The charming coastal town of Sidi Bou Said, known for its blue and white architecture, breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, and vibrant art scene, Sidi Bou Said offers a tranquil and picturesque setting. Stroll through its narrow streets, browse local stores, and try some local cuisine while enjoying panoramic views from a café terrace.

Sidi Bou Said in Tunis Tunisia, Ela Kir

2. Explore the Carthage Ruins:

Just a short distance from Tunis lies the ancient city of Carthage, once a powerful empire that rivalled Rome. Explore the archaeological site to witness the remains of grand Roman villas, thermal baths, and the impressive Roman Theater. You can also visit the Carthage National Museum, where you can learn about the city's fascinating history. I would recommend planning a visit to Sidi Bou Said and Carthage on the same day as they're quite near!

Carthage Ruins, Discover Tunisia Ela Kir

3. Explore the Medina of Tunis:

Start your Tunis adventure by exploring the UNESCO-listed Medina, a maze-like historical quarter that dates back to the 9th century. Wander through narrow alleys, admire beautifully ornate doorways, and discover hidden gems such as the Zitouna Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in the country. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere, indulge in local street food, and browse the traditional souks for unique souvenirs.

Medina of Tunis

4. Indulge in Tunisian Cuisine:

No visit to Tunis is complete without savouring the local cuisine. Explore the city's culinary delights by trying traditional dishes such as couscous, brik (a savory pastry filled with egg and tuna), and Tunisian-style shawarma. Head to the vibrant food markets or sample the diverse range of restaurants to truly experience the flavours of Tunisia.

Tunisian cuisine, brik, couscous

5. Visit the Bardo Museum:

For a journey through Tunisia's rich history, head to the Bardo Museum. Housed in a former palace, this world-renowned museum showcases an impressive collection of ancient artefacts, including intricate mosaics, Roman statues, and Phoenician jewellery. Take your time to appreciate the artistry and historical significance of these treasures.

Bardo museum in Tunis Tunisia

Bardo Museum Tunis by Fodors Travel Guide

6. Visit the Zitouna Mosque:

The Zitouna Mosque, located in the heart of the Medina, is a significant religious site in Tunis. Admire the stunning architecture of this 9th-century mosque, with its impressive minaret and beautiful courtyard.

Zitouna Mosque in Tunisia

Zitona Mosque, Places to Visit in Tunis by Avion Tourism

Tunis is a city that seamlessly blends its rich historical heritage with modern-day life, offering a multitude of experiences to satisfy any traveler. From exploring ancient ruins to indulging in mouthwatering cuisine, Tunis has something for everyone.

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