Tunis : Tunisia’s Haven of Historical Ruins

Tunis : Tunisia’s Haven of Historical Ruins

Tunis is the Capital of Tunisia, which has embraced civilizations and nations throughout the ages. The city of Tunis has many wonderful tourist attractions that make the city one of the most visited cities around the world. You can book a hotel in the city of Tunis where you will find Bab El Bahr, which divides the old neighborhood from the modern in the city. Once you pass through it, you will pass through a magic lamp to a beautiful world of myth and bedazzling, dozens of shops displaying various handicrafts, clothing, perfumes, spices and others. In the narrow alleyways surrounded by ancient buildings, mosques, minarets, schools and shabby cafes, the old neighborhood is like a huge bazaar with the sounds of vendors and the hustle and bustle of congestion, not easily surrendering to the first price offered by the trader.

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Tunis : Tunisia’s Haven of Historical Ruins

1. Habib Bourguiba Street

Habib Bourguiba Street is a name that was called on all the main streets in the Tunisian cities during Habib Bourguiba. Each main street was named after the founding father and the first president of Tunisia until he was ousted from power in 1987. When the evening is coming, the Habib Bourguiba Street turns into a masterpiece of illuminated art. It is magnified by beauty and splendor. The scene of the illuminated walkway, lined with trees littered on its sides like a fairy-tale play in a poetic atmosphere, increases the lovers' love and grams. The street also turns from a commercial street, And cultural in the evening and in this period is frequent fans.

2. Médina de Hammamet (Antonine Baths)

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The old Hammamet City is one of the most famous attractions in the city of Tunis and the most popular tourist destinations of Tunisia. The Hammamet City is surrounded by walls dating back to the fifteenth century AD, characterized by narrow and winding alleys that embrace the wealth of traditional Tunisian architecture. Much attention has been paid to the city of old Hammamet by the city administration, as many of its attractions are being renovated and developed. More recently, parachutes have been added to most of the city's roads so that visitors can explore the area in a nice atmosphere and protect them from the harsh summer heat. The Old Town houses many markets offering handicraft products such as embroidered fabrics, embossed ceramics, leather cut and local carpets.

3. Zaytuna Mosque

Zaytouna Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in the Arab world, the first university in the Islamic world, and the most famous tourist attractions in Tunisia. It is characterized by its tranquil atmosphere which brings tranquility to the soul. Near to Zaytouna Mosque is the Sulaimaniyah School which is one of the historical monuments of the Ottoman era in Tunisia.

4. Kasbah Square

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If you want to take a stroll and drink a cup of tea in a restaurant, "Kasbah Square" is the most appropriate. Kasbah Square in Tunisia has become a haven for the oppressed and demanding people who discussed their political and social rights. That arena played an important role in the Tunisian revolution that toppled the ousted president on January 14. As soon as you walk around the square until you get stuck in those shabby tents that have become the home of many families, all those who insist on sitting there until the government finds a way out of their various problems.

5. The Bardo National Museum

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The Bardo National Museum is the first museum of the ancient Roman mosaics in the world. The Bardo Museum houses thousands of Roman mosaics from the 2nd century BC. The museum contains many different halls and suites, most notably the Roman Carthage Hall, Virgil Hall, Duke Hall and the Christian Mosaic Hall, as well as many other suites and halls. The museum features a collection of mosaics that contain, and is the most versatile and versatile in the world. These collections include drawings by the famous poet Virgil, whose name is named in one of the museum's halls. The museum also displays a rich collection of sculptures and sculptures dating back to different periods and civilizations such as civilization Byzantium and others, and thus became a museum of lovers of history and tourists from all the Bekaa.

6. The Belvedere Zoo

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The park contains about 150 species of animals of all types of land, water, and aircraft. It is divided into 90 species of birds, 60 mammals and 5 types of reptiles. A place where visitors can see animals that cannot be seen anywhere else like hippopotamus, lion, parrot, and monkeys of all kinds. Most animals are gifts from friendly countries such as African countries that have given the park more than one occasion for monkeys and predatory species ... There is also an artificial lake in the park harboring ducks. To enter the park, children pay 300 mm if they are between 6 and 14 years old and 600 mm if they are over 14 and open all week except Monday from 9 am to sunset. The location of the park close to the city center made them a popular place for families to roam.

7. Cathedral of Saint Vincent de Pau

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The Cathedral of Saint Vincent de Pau is one of the famous attractions in Tunis. The construction of St. Vincent de Pau Cathedral was begun in 1893 and completed in 1897. The cathedral combines various styles in its construction, including the Moroccan building style and the Gothic style, as well as the neo-Byzantine construction methods, to become the outstanding monuments and artistic works in the Tunisian capital.

8. Bab Bhar

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Bab Bhar is located at the eastern wall of the ancient city of Tunis. The door was built in 1860 in the shape of an arch and was named Bab Bhar as it opens its doors towards the sea. It was called the door of France during the French colonialism of Tunisia. the buildings surrounding it was destroyed in 1931, so the Bab Bhar remains alone.

9. Carthage

The city of Carthage is one of the most important tourist areas in Tunisia, located 15 kilometers from the capital city of Tunis, located above the height of 57 meters, and extends its coastal strip on the Mediterranean Sea distance of 3 kilometers. The city of Carthage is characterized by its beautiful nature and its many archeological sites, making it a first-class tourist city, bringing about one million tourists annually. The city of Carthage has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

10. Municipal Theater

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Municipal Theater is located on the largest streets of the capital Habib Bourguiba Street, which was under the protection of the French name of the street Jules Ferry. It was opened on 20 November 1902 and was called the Tunis Casino of the City. It was designed by architect Jean-Emile of Persia. The theater was built according to the architectural style known as the new art. It accommodated 856 people. It was demolished in 1909 to increase its absorption capacity. The theater was reopened on 4 January 1911 with a capacity of 1350 distributed in 4 sections: front seats, scales, cabin, and hallways. The external facade is the only one that is delivered from the demolition. In 2001, it was rebuilt as part of its centennial celebration.

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Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, is one of the wonderful attractive cities in the world that has many wonderful attractions. The city is distinguished by Islamic architecture which characterizes most of its buildings and sightseeing.