Museums and heritage

Museums and Heritage– Discover the most visited museums in the world, comes with pictures, and will give you plenty of ideas for top museums to see on your own travels.

 

Bardo Museum

The Bardo National Museum is a museum of Tunis, Tunisia, located in the suburbs of Le Bardo. It is one of the most important museums in the Mediterranean region and the second museum of the African continent after the Egyptian Museum of Cairo by richness of its collections. It traces the history of Tunisia over several …

Carthage National Museum

Carthage National Museum– Housed at the turn of the last century on the ground floor of a scolasticate of Catholic religious, adjacent to the Saint-Louis basilica built at the end of the XIXth century on the site of the Carthage acropolis, this museum contains the largest collection of objects from the site of Carthage …

The North Africa American Cemetery

The North Africa American Cemetery– The North Africa American Cemetery in Tunisia is a military cemetery and memorial site, mostly for casualties of World War II. In particular, the North Africa American Cemetery houses the graves of those who were killed in campaigns in North Africa and the Persian Gulf. Located in Tunisia, …

Selma Feriani Art Gallery

Selma Feriani Gallery opened its doors in 2007 as a contemporary art space focusing on the promotion and exhibition of North African and Middle Eastern artwork. Representing a variety of emerging and recently established artists, the Tunis-based (Tunisia) gallery showcases a packed season of solo and group events.

The Medina (Old Town)

The Medina (Old Town)– the Medina (Old Town) district is Tunis’ historic heart and is brimming with sightseeing potential. The main entrance gate, marking the end of the new city and beginning of the old is known as Bab el Bahr (Sea Gate). Built in 1848, it was known as Porte de France during the colonial period.

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The Mosque of the Olive Tree– The mosque is at the heart of the city of Tunis, the core around which the city such as we know it today has developed. It is said that originally the site was occupied by the retreat of a Christian monk and that nearby there was an olive tree, hence the name of the sanctuary: jemaa ez Zitouna or the mosque of the olive tree.

Ancient Carthage

Ancient Carthage- The remnants of ancient Carthage – fabled wealthy seafaring city of the Phoenicians – lie scattered across the Bay of Tunis. The evocative tumbled columns and piles of marble rubble are bordered by a panorama of the Mediterranean Sea, which was so fundamental to the city’s prosperity.

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