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The Most Beautiful Towns In Tunisia - A tour to the past

Though it is the smallest country in Africa there are many beautiful towns for you to explore when you are on holiday in Tunisia.

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About Tunisia

Tunisia, Africa is popular for having many beautiful towns built around an ancient Madina quarter which is covered by minarets that look over the Mediterranean ocean. Some of the best historic early Islamic sites can be found in this part of Africa. During your holiday in Tunisia it is better if you try to stay at a centrally located hotel in Tunis the likes of The Residence Tunis by Cenizaro Hotels & Resorts.

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Kairouan

Historians say that this town in Tunisia was founded by the people of Arabia during the year 670. The name of the town literally translates to a military camp. During the time when the Arabs were trying to conquer the northern part of Africa and Spain this place acted as a staging post for them. In the 19th Century, the place became home to rulers and transformed into a great learning town. These rulers built many magnificent Gardens, palaces, mosques and libraries. These places are a wonder to look at even today and you definitely must take time to explore the town during your holiday in this part of Africa.

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Hammamet

This town near Tunisia is yet another beautiful place that is found on the Mediterranean coast. The town is also known for being a popular tourist location because it has endless beaches and many wonderfully preserved mosques. During the many years since it was formed this place has passed through many different hands like the Turkish, Islamic, Roman, French and more. Each of these periods left their mark and architectural legacy in this town. The sea wall in Hammamet dates back to the 13th century while the Madinah goes back to the 15th century.

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Sfax

Built over the ruins of a couple of Roman towns, this town on the east coast of Tunisia is one of the biggest olive oil exporters in this part of the world. Exploring this town will definitely make you go back in time and the town is also said to have a vibe of the French and the Spanish in many parts.

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Dougga

This is a totally uninhabited town and you will not find even a single soul living here. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site this is a complete town of ruins. This is also the best-preserved Roman ruin in the Northern part of Africa. If you are interested in ancient Roman history and the little bit of Greek mythology exploring Dougga and taking the time while you do it would be a great idea. Though researching and reading about the place before you visit it will give you plenty of information the best way to explore this beautiful town found in Tunisia and around it is to get a local tour guide who will give you so much more information than any website can. Overall, Tunisia and the towns around it will make for the best historical trip in this part of the world.

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