4 Best Sites to Visit on a Tunis Tour

The ‘old city’, or medina, district is the Tunis, Tunisia, historic heart and is filled with incredible sites. Here is a list of top 4 sites to visit on a Tunis Medina Tour:

1. Olive Tree Mosque (Djemma ez Zaitouna)

TheMedinadistrict’s grand mosqueis home to some of the country’s best examples of religious architecture. If permitted visitors can enjoy the lavish exteriorcourtyardand also head up to therooftopwhere stunning tile work is on display. The rooftop is also one of the finest places in the Medina to get panoramic photographs of the area

2. St Vincent de Paul Cathedral

In Tunis’ Ville Nouvelle (New Town) stands this impressive cathedral. It is the largest surviving building of Tunisia’s French colonial era. At the time of construction in 1893, it was a monumental reminder of France’s governing over the country. Inside is the grave of the Unknown Soldier.

3. New Town (Ville Nouvelle)

Ville Nouvelle was developed during the French colonial era. Its main center is Avenue Habib Bourguiba – a wide avenue planted with palms and eucalyptus trees. It is the perfect place to go out for an evening stroll.

4. La Goulette (Tunis Port)

La Goulette has Spanish and Ottoman forts to explore. The main coastal road (Avenue Franklin Roosevelt) is La Goulette’s top promenading site. Beyond the modern harbour, the long stretch of sandy beach is one of the city’s top spots to relax on the weekend.

About the author

Joshua Mok has been living in Tunisia since 2016. He has traveled extensively throughout the country, and has firsthand experience with the language, people, and culture of North Africa. It is his passion to introduce to others some of the best destinations in North Africa that he has experienced.

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