Travel to Tunisia; there is so much to discover in each region of Tunisia. Contrasting landscapes, islands, and archipelagos, diverse traditions and customs, a rich historical heritage. Read below the most visited cities in Tunisia.
1. Travel to Tunisia; the capital Tunis
Tourism in Tunis is the ancient history meeting place with modernity and development. A mixture of cultural and historical tourism with leisure tourism and beach tourism with its popular and desired activities. Tunis’s visitors will find many important landmarks to visit, such as the famous Bardo Museum, which is one of the biggest and most important museums.
Fans of religious tourism and historical monuments will visit the Zaytuna Mosque, which has the oldest, and the most influential Tunisian universities in the country’s history. The ancient city of Tunis reveals the secrets of ancient history and displays the treasures of a long past while preserving all that heritage until our contemporary history. The Kasbah, Bourguiba Street, Dar Bin Abdullah, and Souk Al Attarin.
2. Travel to Tunisia; Monastir
With its sandy beaches and its sapphire sea, its medieval monuments, and its charming marina. Monastir offers one of the most pleasant faces of Tunisia. An ideal destination for sunbathing by the water and visiting an exciting region: going from Sousse to Kairouan, from El Jem to Mahdia, you will travel through history. In the countryside, you will know the life of Bedouin villages. And along the coast, the fishing ports will enchant you.
3. Travel to Tunisia; Bizerte
At the gateway to the Coral Coast, in northern Tunisia, Bizerte spends peaceful days in the heart of a splendid landscape made up of coasts and cereal plains. The city was once a Phoenician trading post, a haunt for privateers, and a French naval base. Today, if there are few traces of those previous lives, one can still stroll through the old port, stroll on the ledge or stroll through the old town.
To these already nice assets, we must add the beauty of the surroundings with at the top of the list the Ichkeul National Park and its lake classified as a biosphere reserve by Unesco. The opportunity to observe some 300,000 species of migratory birds and 200 species of animals, including buffaloes.
4. Travel to Tunisia; Kairouan
Away from the coast, in the middle of a steppe landscape, Kairouan is a fascinating city steeped in the distant past. The holy city of Islam, it was the first capital of the Maghreb. Listed by Unesco as a World Heritage site, it conceals wonders: the medina, the venerable Great Mosque, the Aghlabid Basins, the delightful mausoleum of Sidi Saheb decorated with ceramics. It is also impossible to miss the many workshops where the most famous knotted carpet from Tunisia are made.
5. Travel to Tunisia; Dougga and the ancient sites
Located inland, some 110 km from Tunis, Dougga has been classified as a World Heritage Site by Unesco since 1997. Here, no beaches or diving, we come to Dougga for very old, beautifully preserved stones, dating from the 2nd and 3rd century AD. The archaeological site has its theater, mausoleum, thermal baths, and mosaic houses over 70 hectares. If you want more, head for the neighbors, the archaeological sites of Bulla Regia, Makthar, Thuburbo Majus, which will offer you a leap into the unforgettable past.
6. Travel to Tunisia; Carthage
Carthage’s city is the Mediterranean Sea’s strong ancient heart, which combines contemporary and ancient history. Passing through multiple eras that left their mark on it, to finally be that momentum of tourist and historical attractions from the Roman era to the Christian and then Islamic to translate those historical periods that passed by.
As for the few remnants of the Phoenician city of Carthage, which was once scattered throughout the neighborhood despite its devastating condition. It is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its important tourist attractions in Tunisia, such as the Roman Homes neighborhood, the National Museum of Carthage, and the palace of Dar Nejma Zahra.
7. Travel to Tunisia; Sfax and Kerkennah
A large commercial port, an old town surrounded by parchment-colored ramparts, stalls echoing the work of small artisans and gastronomy of olives, almonds, and seafood. Sfax presents an original face of Tunisia, away from traditional tourist circuits. Facing it, the Kerkennah Islands offer the poetry of their unspoiled landscapes and their long sandy beaches.
8. Travel to Tunisia; Tabarka
Diving, pine forests, mountains, and fields of sunflowers as far as the eye can see. Crystal-clear seawater, jazz concerts… There is no shortage of assets in Tabarka, a little-known town in northern Tunisia. Located 180 km from Tunis, near the Algerian border, the so-called “city of sunflowers” offers interesting walks, either in its old town or towards the Fort of Tabarka. If not open to the public, the view from the top of the promontory is clearly worth the detour.
9. Travel to Tunisia; Djerba
The small island of 25 km by 22 with superb beaches, Djerba, where a Ulysses would have stopped, is about much more to its coastline with concrete places. He must leave his recliner to discover this Mediterranean island that invites you to linger. For example, in the streets of Houmt Souk (the main town) and especially in the old city and the district Fondouks.
Djerba also calls for contemplation and discovery, with sometimes very ancient monuments, such as Jemaa El Bessi mosques and El-May, the old synagogue of Ghriba, or strong Borj El Kebir. Do not also miss the Museum of Art and Popular Traditions in Guellala and the museum Lalla Hadria with its rich art collection.
10. Travel to Tunisia; Hammamet
A bustling resort in summer, renowned for its beaches and its sense of celebration, Hammamet is also a small town with an authentic character. A sea of turquoise, scents of jasmine, white houses, and ramparts gilded by the centuries. A particular poetry emerges from its medina bordered by fine sand. Nearby, the new resort of Yasmine Hammamet offers more contemporary decor, while the forests and fields of lemon trees have something to delight nature lovers.
Lisa Scholfield is a Talker, writer, Journalist and news reporter at Republik City News. My background has been in journalism my entire life, writing community news, investigative series, features, reviews and columns. I believe everyday people should pick up the tools of journalism and inform their communities about the news they need to know.