Tunisia is a popular holiday destination for many reasons. Some of the most compelling reasons to visit are the numerous world heritage sites and the vast history that resides here. Across the country there are many sights to see and much to learn about Tunisia through the ages. Book a Direct Holidays Tunisia trip today and find out what made the Romans and other settlers love the country so much. It is best to visit in the spring or autumn if a lot of sightseeing is on your itinerary, to avoid the crowds and the extremes of weather.
The holy city of Kairouan
This city is central to Islam as it is home to fifty separate mosques. The area is a world heritage site as the mosques here date back to the 9th Century. The most famous mosques in Kairouan are the Great Mosque, with its marble columns, and the ancient Mosque of the Three Gates.
Dating back to 814 B.C. the Roman ruins at Carthage are famous the world over. Here in this region, just outside Tunis, you can see the Antonin Baths, the Roman Amphitheatre and the remains of the roman village that once stood. The Carthage area is a world heritage site and a must see for anyone with an interest in history.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Tunisia is the Bardo Museum in Tunis. People travel from all over to see the extensive collection of Roman mosaics that are on display here. Whilst in Tunis, be sure to visit the Medina where you can shop as you take in the oldest quarter of the city, dating from the 12th to 16th Centuries.
Whether history is your passion, or you just enjoy learning a little about other cultures when travelling, Tunisia has much to be discovered. Phenomenal buildings, impressive museums and countless stories await you on a holiday to Tunisia.