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Tunis - North Africa

Tunis Boulevard

Tunis Boulevard

Tunis is the capital of North Africa's smallest country - Tunisia. Recently it has featured prominently on television screens around the world as demonstrations in its squares and boulevards were among the first in the 'Arab Spring', resulting in the fall of the dictatorship. Modern Tunis encompasses the ancient ruins of Carthage, a major Mediterranean trading power destroyed by the Romans. The excavated remains and museum in Tunis' northern suburbs are well worth visiting as is the Bardo museum which houses one of the best displays of Roman mosaics in the world.

Tunis Cafe

Tunis Cafe near the Medina

Tunis is a compact city and while Tunisia is predominantly Islamic in religion, is a westernized city displaying a strong French influence. In fact, understanding some French is very useful for any tourist outside major hotels. The Medina, a complex walled area with narrow streets, lined with shops, is at the heart of the old city. The more recently built areas are more European in appearance, with a wide central boulevard, a grid structure of streets, cafes and some excellent 1920's colonial buildings. Finding your way around, especially using the tram system, is very easy.

National Theatre, Tunis

National Theatre, Tunis

More information about visiting Tunis at the Tunisia Tourism Board site.

Tunisia Palace Hotel, Tunis - Fine small hotel in the centre of Tunis

Garden tombs


Despite being a bustling, busy and changing city, the capital of India still retains many tranquil historical sites where the past comes alive. Old Delhi, Delhi: The Red Fort, Delhi Tombs are among the best.

The Parthenon, Athens


Capital of Greece, this is a great destination for the visitor. Tourist Athens includes the ruins of classical Greece, after all the image of Athens - home to the Parthenon is iconic For lovers of Greek cuisine there is a great choice of basic tavernas and sophisticated restaurants. Museums and smart shopping make Athens an all-year destination. makes minimal use of cookies, including some placed to facilitate features such as Google Search. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to the use of cookies. Learn more here

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