19 Sights in Tunis, Tunisia (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Tunis, Tunisia. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 19 sights are available in Tunis, Tunisia.

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1. Carthage National Museum

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Carthage National Museum is a national museum in Byrsa, Tunisia. Along with the Bardo National Museum, it is one of the two main local archaeological museums in the region. The edifice sits atop Byrsa Hill, in the heart of the city of Carthage. Founded in 1875, it houses many archaeological items from the Punic era and other periods.

Wikipedia: Carthage National Museum (EN)

2. St Augustine and St Fidelis Church

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St Augustine and St Fidelis Church

The Church of St. Augustine and Saint Videl, with the valley, is a Catholic Church located in the city of Shala Al -Wadi on the outskirts of Tunis in Tunisia. The church is managed by the monastic monasticism, in the middle of the small neighborhood of Sicily on the outskirts of the capital. Even if we have found the records of nationals since the year 1838, the current church began to be built in 1848, and the works ended in 1872. Cardinal Charles Marsal Lavigri asked the Augustians in Malta to supervise the Church, and the most famous of them was Father Salibat who made changes in the building. After that, a lot of kinetic place started with the Hajj in the Notre Dame de Trapani Church and the procession that was being held in the city, my father was lasting for the last time on August 15, 1965. Since 2007, the building has been subject to restoration and maintenance works, and Italian painter Alberto Bogani has changed the adornment of the church. The church receives an English -speaking community, especially Africans, every Sunday during the Divine Liturgy. A group of sisters of the nuns of love lives in the same place, by taking care of several grandmother's grandfather who want to end their lives in Tunisia. A group of parents of the mission group, who are called Lazreen, came to an erection in the same place in September 2011.

Wikipedia: كنيسة القديس أوغسطينوس والقديس فيديل بحلق الوادي (AR)

3. Odeon

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Odeon The original uploader was Profburp at French Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 2.5

Approximately 100 years after the destruction of Punic Carthage in 146 BC, a new city of the same name was built on the same land by the Romans in the period from 49 to 44 BC. By the 3rd century, Carthage had developed into one of the largest cities of the Roman Empire, with a population of several hundred thousand. It was the center of the Roman province of Africa, which was a major breadbasket of the empire. Carthage briefly became the capital of a usurper, Domitius Alexander, in 308–311. Conquered by the Vandals in 439, Carthage served as the capital of the Vandal Kingdom for a century. Re-conquered by the Eastern Roman Empire in 533–534, it continued to serve as an Eastern Roman regional center, as the seat of the praetorian prefecture of Africa. The city was sacked and destroyed by Umayyad Arab forces after the Battle of Carthage in 698 to prevent it from being reconquered by the Byzantine Empire. A fortress on the site was garrisoned by Muslim forces until the Hafsid period, when it was captured by Crusaders during the Eighth Crusade. After the withdrawal of the Crusaders, the Hafsids decided to destroy the fortress to prevent any future use by a hostile power. Roman Carthage was used as a source of building materials for Kairouan and Tunis in the 8th century.

Wikipedia: Odeon hill and park of the Roman villas of Carthage (EN)

4. Tophet de Salammbô

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Tophet de Salammbô GIRAUD Patrick / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Carthage tophet, is an ancient sacred area dedicated to the Phoenician deities Tanit and Baal, located in the Carthaginian district of Salammbô, Tunisia, near the Punic ports. This tophet, a "hybrid of sanctuary and necropolis", contains a large number of children's tombs which, according to some interpretations, were sacrificed or buried here after their untimely death. The area is part of the Carthage archaeological site, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Wikipedia: Carthage tophet (EN)

5. Îlot de l'Amirauté

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Îlot de l'Amirauté

The Carthage Punic Ports were the old ports of the city of Carthage that were in operation during ancient times. Carthage was first and foremost a thalassocracy, that is, a power that was referred to as an Empire of the Seas, whose primary force was based on the scale of its trade. The Carthaginians, however, were not the only ones to follow that policy of control over the seas, since several of the people in those times "lived by and for the sea".

Wikipedia: Carthage Punic Ports (EN)

6. Antoninus Therms

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The Baths of Antoninus or Baths of Carthage, located in Carthage, Tunisia, are the largest set of Roman thermae built on the African continent and one of three largest built in the Roman Empire. They are the largest outside mainland Italy. The baths are also the only remaining Thermae of Carthage that dates back to the Roman Empire's era. The baths were built during the reign of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius.

Wikipedia: Baths of Antoninus (EN)

7. كاتدرائية تونس

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The Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul is a Roman Catholic church located in Tunis, Tunisia. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint Vincent de Paul, patron saint of charity. It is the episcopal see of the Archdiocese of Tunis and is situated at Place de l'Indépendence in Ville Nouvelle, a crossroads between Avenue Habib Bourguiba and Avenue de France, opposite the French embassy.

Wikipedia: Cathedral of Saint Vincent de Paul (EN)

8. ساحة المنجي بالي

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Al -Manji Bali Square is one of the squares of Tunis, and there is between Gamal Abdel Nasser Street and the station's approach. It is thus close to the Tunis Track Station, and from Barcelona Square, and on the opposite side of the statue, the Italian embassy is located. This square has been in the middle of 1962, the statue of the scout leader, Al -Manji Bali.

Wikipedia: ساحة المنجي بالي (AR)

9. Cirque de Carthage

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Cirque de Carthage

The Circus of Carthage is a Roman circus in Carthage, in present-day Tunisia. Used for chariot racing, it was modeled on the Circus Maximus in Rome and other circus buildings throughout the Roman Empire. Measuring more than 470 m in length and 30 m in width, it could house up to 45,000 spectators, roughly one third of the Circus Maximus.

Wikipedia: Circus of Carthage (EN)

10. Mosaico de caballos

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The Horse Mosaic is a mosaic from the Roman period about twelve meters long by nine meters wide, found in 1960 at the archaeological site of Carthage, near the building with columns. Later it was moved to the hill of the Odeon, very close to the Roman dwelling called Villa de la Pajarera.

Wikipedia: Mosaico de caballos de Cartago (ES)

11. جامع صاحب الطابع

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جامع صاحب الطابع

Saheb Ettabaâ Mosque, also known as Youssef Saheb Al Tabaa Mosque, is a mosque in Tunis, Tunisia, located in the Halfaouine area of the city. It is an official Historical Monument. It is the last great mosque built in Tunis before the establishment of French protectorate in 1881.

Wikipedia: Saheb Ettabaâ Mosque (EN)

12. جامع الهواء

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The al-Hawa Mosque, also known as the Tawfiq Mosque, is a historic mosque in Tunis, Tunisia. It was first built in the 13th century under the Hafsids and later renovated in the 18th century under the Husainids. It is an official Historical Monument.

Wikipedia: Al-Hawa Mosque (EN)

13. Bab el Bhar

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Bab el Bhar Niels Elgaard Larsen - (WT-en) Elgaard at English Wikivoyage / CC BY-SA 4.0

Bab el Bhar, also known as Porte De France, is a city gate in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia. It marks the separation between the Medina of Tunis and the modern city. The gate is made up of a lowered archway and topped by a crenellated parapet.

Wikipedia: Bab el Bhar (EN)

14. Mâlik ibn Anas Mosque

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Mâlik ibn Anas Mosque الرَّافِع الأصيل للملفِّ هو Asram في ويكيبيديا الفرنسية. / CC BY-SA 2.5

Malik Bin Anas Mosque The mosque is located in Carthage and consists of a prayer house with an area of 1200 m² that can accommodate 1700 worshipers, a square courtyard that surveys 1500 m² and spaces of various functions exceeding 3000 m².

Wikipedia: جامع مالك بن أنس (AR)

15. جامع يوسف داي

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Youssef Dey Mosque, also known as Al B'chamqiya, is a 17th-century mosque in Tunis, Tunisia, located in Medina area of the city. The mosque is considered significant as it was the first Ottoman-Turkish mosque to be built in Tunis.

Wikipedia: Youssef Dey Mosque (EN)

16. صهاريج مالجا

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The Cisterns of La Malga or Cisterns of La Mâalga are a group of cisterns, which are among the most visible features of the archaeological site of Carthage near Tunis, Tunisia. They are some of the best preserved Roman cisterns.

Wikipedia: Cisterns of La Malga (EN)

17. Basilique de Damous el Karita

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Basilique de Damous el Karita

The basilica of Damous El Karita is a Tunisian basilica, located in Carthage, dating from the Late antiquity and the Byzantine epoch. It is situated nearby the Odeon hills within the archeological site of Carthage.

Wikipedia: Basilica of Damous El Karita (EN)

18. Amphithéâtre de Carthage

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The Carthage Amphitheatre was a Roman amphitheatre constructed in the first century CE in the city of Carthage, Tunisia, which was rebuilt by Dictator Julius Caesar and became the capital of Africa Proconsularis.

Wikipedia: Carthage amphitheatre (EN)

19. المسرح البلدي بتونس

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The Théâtre municipal de Tunis in Tunisia was first opened on November 20, 1902 and currently showcases opera, ballet, symphonic concerts and dramas featuring numerous Tunisian, Arab and international actors.

Wikipedia: Théâtre municipal de Tunis (EN)


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