Tunis Travel Guide
Tunis Local History
About 300 years of a steady succession of invaders starting with the Phoenicians, Romans, Vandels (they always had a bad name), Byzantines, Turks, Spanish and French each leaving evidence of their stay. The city is compact and has a strange mixture of Europe and the Middle East.
Ancient Medina Fascinating old city in the heart of Tunis where you will find Souks (markets) where your haggling skills will come in handy if you are in the market for carpets, jewellery and ceramics. Explore the narrow streets with delights around every corner.
Dar Ben Abdallah Museum Located in the Medina in an 18th century palace and originally a government building, but converted to a fine museum depicting upper class life in Tunis through the centuries in different rooms.
La Marsa Beach Lovely sandy beach close to this suburb of Tunis offering water sports as well as safe swimming. Shops and restaurants are close by so it's ideal for the family.
Bayfront Beach Just in front the Sun Beach hotel 18km from the city is a large golden sand beach with a full range of water sports on offer. Lovely bay views and shallow safe swimming.
Carthage Beach Unspoiled sandy beach just 18km north of the capital offers the full gamut of water sports including jet skis, scuba diving and why not learn to waterski. Close to the ancient ruins and worthwhile combining the two for a day.
Tunis Restaurants and Bars
Abou Nawas Serving local dishes and located at Souihel, with its lovely warm traditional decor and clever use of the freshest ingredients. Perfect for a romantic dalliance.
Le Bonheur On Bizerte this popular International eatery is very comfortable and has an extensive menu also an excellent selection of wines. You won't be disappointed here.
Carcassone Carthage 8 is the place where you'll find this unpretentious Tunisian diner. Great service and reasonable prices, try the couscous (the staple food of north Africa) very tasty and cheap.
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