Tunisian Attractions for All Types of Travelers

by Jules on January 28, 2014

When it comes to selecting a destination for your next holiday (especially in the midst of a long cold winter), dry arid landscapes filled with sunshine and culture seem rather irresistible. Tunisia holidays in 2014 are the perfect option for tourists looking to escape the ordinary and explore a new world.

Tunisian Attractions for All Types of Travelers

When it comes to selecting a destination for your next holiday (especially in the midst of a long cold winter), dry arid landscapes filled with sunshine and culture seem rather irresistible. Tunisia holidays in 2014 are the perfect option for tourists looking to escape the ordinary and explore a new world.

With a growing tourism industry and an ancient history, Tunisia is bridging the gap between old and new; offering visitors a unique and remarkable holiday experience. Below are some of the country’s best attractions to suit all types of travellers.

Bardo Museum

One of North Africa’s preeminent museums, Bardo offers a stunning collection of Roman, Phoenician and Islamic artefacts that bring the ancient world to modern tourists. Housed in the breathtaking former Husseinite palace with a remarkable modern addition, the exhibition space is gorgeous and impressive. Located just north of the Tunis city centre, the museum is easily accessed via metro or taxi.

Carthage

Located outside of Tunis this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-see. Boasting incredible ruins and sweeping views of Tunis and the gulf, visitors can easily spend at least a day exploring this historic site. There are Roman baths, cisterns, amphitheatres and museums for a taste of the area’s rich ancient history as well as a World War II Cemetery and Memorial just north of town which address the region’s more modern history.

Souqs

North Africa is famous for its vibrant market culture. Souqs (markets) can be found throughout Tunisia and offer visitors the chance to browse authentic and beautiful wares. Meander through cobbled streets peppered with locals sipping coffee and peruse everything from handmade carpets to ceramics to spices to bird cages. Many souqs can resemble labyrinths in their maze-like collection of alleyways but getting lost is half the fun. Be sure to haggle hard with local vendors though as the prices quoted for tourists are typically high and can be brought way down.

Hammamet

This coastal town offers visitors some of the best sun and sand in the country. With shallow waters, gorgeous beaches and a relatively bustling tourist industry, Hammamet is the perfect Tunisian destination for a beach holiday. There are all types of watersports on offer including windsurfing and waterskiing as well as a new amusement park called ‘Carthage Land’. For a slightly more sophisticated holiday experience head south to the region of Hammamet-Yasmine where hotels boast a few more stars and the beaches have a few less children.

Located outside of Tunis this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-see. Boasting incredible ruins and sweeping views of Tunis and the gulf, visitors can easily spend at least a day exploring this historic site. There are Roman baths, cisterns, amphitheatres and museums for a taste of the area’s rich ancient history as well as a World War II Cemetery and Memorial just north of town which address the region’s more modern history.

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