The Country of Tunisia is in the North America, situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Africa along the coastline of Mediterranean Sea. Ever since the Ancient times, the country is known for its rich culture. Tunisia is divided into three main regions: Northern Tunisia, Saharan Tunisia and CentralCoastal Tunisia. The major cities of Tunisia are Tunis (the capital city),Gabes, Djerba, Sfax, Kairouan, Monastir, Tozeur, El Kef and Sousse. All the mentioned cities are beautiful to explore. Tunisia is known for its beaches and resorts but it also has a great heritage and archaeological vestiges to be discovered.
Carthage National Museum, Tunis
This famous museum is located on the hills of Byrsa. This museum features the historic remains of the centuries, starting from the XIXth century. Carthage National Museum consist different showrooms for the period’s Paleochretienne, Roman, Punic and Arab Moslem woman. Three libraries are dedicated to the ancient period and there are various reserves which has the collections of sculptures, mosaics, menus objects, ceramics, architectures and inscriptions. Additionally a restoration & maintenance room along with a conference room is also available. Other historic things that can be found there are the Masque ET Steles Puniques, Punic pillars, Ornaze Bronze Punic Razors, The Sacrophages of the Priests and Priestess, objects of Pottery, Amulet and Oil Lamps.
Port El Kantaoui
This tourist complex is situated in Sousse, Tunisia and was built as a tourist spot specifically in the year 1979. This port is very large and occupies many luxury yatches. Port El Kantaoui is very popular because of its 36-hole championship course which is PGA approved. The whole port area was so beautifully designed with streets of cobblestone and village in typical Tunisian style with a combination of blue and white. The famous Rough Guide even mentioned Tunisia ‘without tears, Soulless, artificial and even anemic’. Even the buildings across the port are all look dazzling white. They look modern but are actually modeled on a traditional base. The arches and the narrow streets indicate the traditional base. Many hotels in Sousse are also extended from the city to the Harbor of Port El Kantaoui.
The Dougga Theatre
Dougga is an ancient city of Tunisia which includes an area of 65 hectare of the archaeological site. This town earned the title of the best preserved Roman town and was also declared as a World Heritage site in the year 1997. After the reign of Augustus in Tunisia, theatre art became popular in Dougga. The Dougga Theatre was built in 168 or 169 CE. This theatre is among the best preserved structures in Tunisia. People wanted to dedicate this theatre to athletic and festival games, picturesque representations and distributions of life. The theatre generally comes into light during major festivals of Dougga. This is the one and only theatre in Dougga that’s why the authorities take much care of the theatre.
The meaning of this Arabic name is ‘the Mosque of Olive’. This major mosque was built in the year 1894 and is 43 meters tall. Spreading over an area of 5,000 square metres, this mosque looks perfect with a gorgeous background of ochre sandstone. There are nine gates and 160 authentic columns in this mosque. These columns were brought from the ruins of Carthage (old city). This is known as the first and the greatest mosque in the Islamic history. Its architecture and design was a replica of the great ‘Mosque of Uqba’. During the construction of the great ‘Mosque of Cordoba’, Al-Zaytuna Mosque was taken as a reference. All the nine doorways make its way through the same courtyard. They form a rectangle together; which is supported by columns made up of different varieties of marble and porphyry (or granite), taken from the ruins of Carthage itself. That’s why this mosque is very traditional and magical also.
The Cathedral of St Vincent De Paul
As the name implies this is a Roman Catholic Church, located in Tunis. This church was dedicated to Saint Vincent De Paul and was named after him. The entire church was designed in different styles. Its architecture is a mixture of Neo-Byzantine, Moorish revival and Gothic revival. The church was built very creatively in the year 1893 and was opened in the 1897 during Christmas. Originally this cathedral was a pro-cathedral as at that time Saint Louis Cathedral was the main Catholic cathedral for Tunisia. But this pro-cathedral was developed more very quickly and later became the only remaining main cathedral in Tunisia.
Apart from these traditional and ancient places, Tunisia is famous for its deserts and beaches. The beach resort holidays are very popular and even people from all over the world visit this place for water sports. The most famous beach is ChottMeriam which is close to Sousse. This beach is known for its deep blue clear sea water and stunning white sands. Other nice beaches are Sidi El Mekki, Zarzis, Sounine, Ghar El-Melh, Sousse and Djerba. The well-known Saharan desert also lies under the boundaries of Tunisia. This desert is a must visit place for its beautifully-restored wagons and truly spectacular desert mountain landscape. With all these beautiful places, one can say that the lands of Tunisia are indeed very vast. The immense beauty of the sceneries, the awesome beaches and the historical artifacts makes this place one in a billion.