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The Top 05 Things to Do and See in Tunis – The Best of North Africa

A visit to Tunisia, capital of the Maghreb region of North Africa will be more than an awesome adventure. The city is loved for its range of exotic food, adventurous activities and collection of vintage architecture that well enhances the beautiful environs. Here are Tunisia's best attractions.


You Get to Explore the Old Medina

The Old Medina or old town of Tunisia is your best experience of an old Arabic Town. Built in 698 A.D the medina here is listed as one of the first Arabo-Muslim towns in the rustic Maghreb region. The place is a maze of winding streets and old buildings that take on a twisty curvy route across little alleys and open courtyards. Mind you - chances of getting lost beyond the main gate of Bab el Bahr are pretty high. But you will love it, pass through the bustling souks, snap up the rustic monuments and stop for a break within extravagant royal abodes of Sidi Brahim. The Residence Tunis by Cenizaro Hotels & Resorts located just 36 minutes from Tunis Medina is a good example of a centrally placed hotel Tunis has to offer, which is perfect for exploring.


Explore the Bardo Museum

North Africa's most notable museum the Bardo's most treasured artefact is the world-renowned mosaic collection, besides, the collection is housed in a lavish Tunis palace. Every room is full of amazingly beautiful mosaic art, brought in from ancient sites as testimony to Tunisia's rich history. The museum is open from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm and will be one of the most impressive places you ever visit as a tourist.


La Goulette the Port Suburb

Located away from the city centre, La Goulette sits in a stunning neighbourhood between the Lake of Tunis and the shimmering blue ocean. The place is perfect to spend a leisurely day at; you can choose to enjoy a yacht ride, laze the day on the beach and work on your tan or cross the Spanish Fort to explore the Ottoman citadel, which boasts magnificent views across the ocean. Perfect, to relish that back in time ambience and laid-back vibes; holidays don't get any better than a day at La Goulette.


Pay a Visit to Zitouna Mosque

Arab cities or 'medinas' revolve around a mosque; so does the Tunis Medina, hence, Zitouna Mosque is the grandest structure there. Since 732 A.D. this holy central has been the lifeblood of Tunisia and still continues to be so. The dazzling tile work on the rooftop, elaborate architecture and expansive prayer hall (closed to non-Muslims) are a testimony to the importance of the mosque in the lives of the Tunis people.


Venture Along the Souqs

There is no greater thrill for a shopaholic, explorer or curious tourist, than a stroll around an Arabian bazaar or souq. The collection of Tunis souks are perfect for picking up souvenirs, jostling shoulders with the local crowds and stopping for a bite to eat; the perfect elixir to savour local culture, traditions and ways of life.