Places to Visit

Tunis marketFor visitors to Tunis, there are many modern and historical sites to visit.
The medina of Tunis has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.

Besides the medina itself, it contains more than seven hundred monuments, ancient palaces, mosques, mausoleums, madrasas and fountains dating back from the Almohad and Hafsid periods.

Some places to visit are the Great Mosque with its Muslim University and library, the Mosque of the Olive, built in 723, and Bey’s palace, with architecture and decorative styles from many different periods and believed to stand on the remains of an old Roman theater. The tenth century palace of Zia dib-Allah II al Aghlab is another place to visit.

Visitors may wish to take in the Bardo Museum which was originally a 13th century Hafsid palace located in what were once the suburbs of Tunis. It contains a major collection of Roman antiquities as well as antiquities from ancient Greece, Tunisia and from the Arab-occupied period.

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