Top tourist attractions in Tunisia
Here is a list of top tourist attractions in Tunisia. Only the topmost tourist destinations are presented here. To see other destinations, please check the images from Tunisia section.
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World Heritage Site
Dougga or Thugga is an ancient Roman city in northern Tunisia, included in a 65 hectare archaeological site. UNESCO qualified Dougga as a World Heritage Site in 1997, believing that it represents “the best-preserved Roman small town in North Africa”. The site, which lies in the middle of the countryside, has been protected from the encroachment of modern urbanisation, in contrast, for example, to Carthage, which has been pillaged and rebuilt on numerous occasions. Thugga’s size, its well-preserved monuments and its rich Numidian-Berber, Punic, ancient Roman and Byzantine history make it exceptional. Amongst the most famous monuments at the site are a Punic-Libyan mausoleum, the capitol, the theatre, and the temples of Saturn and of Juno Caelestis.
Bardo National Museum
The Bardo National Museum is a museum located in Tunis, Tunisia.
Al-Zaytuna Mosque, or Ez-Zitouna or Ezzitouna Mosque is a major mosque in Tunis, Tunisia. The mosque is the oldest in the Capital of Tunisia and covers an area of 5,000 square metres with nine entrances. It has 160 authentic columns brought originally from the ruins of the old city of Carthage. The mosque is known to host one of the first and greatest universities in the history of Islam. Many Muslim scholars were graduated from the Al-Zaytuna for over a thousand years. From Ibn 'Arafa, one of the greatest scholars of Islam, Imam Mazari, the great traditionalist and jurist to the famous Tunisian poet Aboul-Qacem Echebbi and countless others all taught there.
Ichkeul Lake is a lake in northern Tunisia near the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. The lake and wetlands of Ichkeul National Park are an important stopping-over point for hundreds of thousands of migrating birds each year. Among the lake's visitors are ducks, geese, storks, and pink flamingoes. The park has been on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 1980, and between 1996 and 2006 the park has also been on the group's list of World Heritage in Danger. Dam construction on the lake's feeder rivers has produced major changes to the ecological balance of the lake and wetlands. Because dams have sharply reduced the freshwater inflow to the lakes and marshes, the reedbeds, sedges, and other fresh-water plant species have been replaced with salt-loving plants. These changes have produced a sharp reduction in the migratory bird populations, which depend on the mix of plants that used to exist. According to the UNESCO Website, the Tunisian government has undertaken some steps to retain freshwater and reduce salinity, and the lake was removed from UNESCO's list of World heritage in danger in 2006. However some reports from the World Conservation Union suggest that the salinity has already become excessively high and the possibility for rehabilitation may be rapidly disappearing.
El Ghriba synagogue
Orthodox Jewish Place of Worship
The ancient El Ghriba Synagogue, also known as the Djerba Synagogue, is located on the Tunisian island of Djerba. It is situated in the Jewish village of Hara Seghira, several kilometres southwest of Houmt Souk, the capital of Djerba.
Carthage National Museum
Carthage National Museum, along with the Bardo National Museum one of the two main archaeological museums in Tunisia, is a national museum displaying archaeological items; it is sited at the hill of Byrsa in the heart of the city of Carthage. Founded in 1875, it is one of the country's most extensive museums. Located near the Cathedral of Saint-Louis of Carthage, it allows the visitor to appreciate the magnitude of the city during the Punic and Roman eras. Some of the best pieces found in excavations are limestone/marble carvings, depicting animals, plants and even human sculptures. Of special note is a marble sarcophagus of a priest and priestess from the 3rd century BC, discovered in the necropolis of Carthage. The Museum also has a noted collection of masks and jewelry in cast glass, Roman mosaics including the famous "Lady of Carthage", a vast collection of Roman amphoras. It also contains numerous local items from the period of the Byzantine Empire. Also on display are objects of ivory.
The Chemtou Museum is a Tunisian archaeological museum, located in Chemtou. This museum of modern design is a collaboration between archaeologists of the Tunisian National Heritage Institute and the German Archaeological Institute offices located in Rome, Italy. It has the distinction of being located in the area of the ancient Roman city of Numidian in a marble quarry.
Sidi Toui National Park
Sidi Toui National Park is an Tunisian national park established in 1993 consisting of grassland. Scimitar Oryx have been introduced.
Sousse Archaeological Museum
The Sousse Archaeological Museum is a Tunisian archaeological museum, located in Sousse.
Carthage Paleo-Christian Museum
The Carthage Paleo-Christian Museum is an archaeological museum of Christian artifacts, located in Carthage, Tunisia.
Gafsa Archaeological Museum
Gafsa Archaeological Museum is a Tunisian archaeological museum, located in Gafsa. The museum sits in the old city center. Opposite it are ancient Roman pools.
Sfax Archaeological Museum
The Sfax Archaeological Museum is a Tunisian archaeological museum, located in Sfax.
El Djem Archaeological Museum
The El Djem Archaeological Museum is a Tunisian archaeological museum, located in El Djem.
Salakta Archaeological Museum
The Salakta Archaeological Museum is a Tunisian archaeological museum, located in Salakta.
Djerba Crocodile Farm
Museum Dar Cherait
Musée Dar Jellouli
Museum of Islamic Arts Monastir
Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions Tunis
National Museum of Islamic Art Raqqada
Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions Djerba
Ethnographic Museum of Gabes
Oceanographic Museum of Salammbo
Museum of the Sahara
Island Heritage Museum