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Tourist Attractions in Tunisia

The most interesting and beautiful tourist sites in Tunisia

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About Tunisia

Tunisia is a small North African country with access to the Mediterranean Sea. This country has everything for a quality beach holiday: a long coastline, comfortable all-inclusive hotels in Sousse, Hammamet and Monastir, evening and night entertainment offered by clubs and restaurants in resort areas.

On the territory of Tunisia there are many historical monuments of the period of Phoenician domination, the Roman Empire, the reign of the Arabs and the rule of the Ottoman Empire. The legacy of the French colonisers has a great influence in the country, thanks to which Tunisia remains a modern and progressive country developing on a secular path.

Top-25 Tourist Attractions in Tunisia


The capital of an ancient Phoenician state, founded in 814 BC. Until 146 BC was the largest and most influential city in the entire western Mediterranean. After it was conquered and destroyed during the Punic Wars, it lost its importance. The remains of Carthage are located near the capital city of Tunis.

Amphitheater of El Jem

6673 reviews
Roman amphitheatre built in 238, which was the largest in Africa and only slightly smaller than the Colosseum. Despite the destruction of previous centuries, the structure has survived well preserved. Underneath the main arena is a whole underground city, where in the days of the gladiators, wild animals and fighters preparing for battle were kept.
Open time
Monday: 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday: 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Sunday: 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Sidi Bou Said

A small picturesque town 17 kilometres from the capital. The architecture of the buildings repeats the ornaments of traditional Arab settlements. Since 1915, according to a decree of the authorities, the construction of modern buildings has been forbidden here in order not to disturb the authentic appearance. For tourists, Sidi Bou Said is a tourist attraction, but for locals it is just an ordinary town.

Sahara Desert Tunisia ღ

110 reviews
This vast desert occupies almost 30% of the territory of the state. Its vast expanses are almost uninhabited, only Bedouin tribes periodically migrate from place to place. The Sahara is a popular destination for tourists – jeep safaris and excursions to Bedouin settlements are organised here.
Open time
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours

Bardo National Museum

2293 reviews
Museum complex in a beautiful old building of the XVII century in the suburbs of the city of Tunis. Along with the National Museum of Egypt, it is considered the best and the largest in North Africa. In 12 halls there are exhibits of different epochs, telling about the Phoenician, Roman, Christian and Arab past of the country.
Open time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM


1192 reviews
The ruins of an ancient Roman city, where centuries ago more than 25,000 people lived. There are well-preserved temples, theatres, fountains, necropolises and mausoleums. On the stone pavements there are even traces of chariots that once travelled here. A visit to Dugghi can give a comprehensive insight into the life of a major ancient city.
Open time
Monday: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Sunday: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Thignica Archeological Site (Ain Tounga)

20 reviews
The remains of a Punic settlement from the 6th century B.C. It is the only surviving example of Phoenician-Punic architecture and is therefore of special historical value. The city was destroyed by the Romans in the 3rd century BC, the ruins were discovered in the 20th century. Kerkouan is on the UNESCO heritage list.


Located in the south of the island of Djerba. It is a settlement of local artisans who communicate with each other in the Berber language and make pottery using ancient techniques. There are around 450 workshops in the village, making pots, jugs, dishes, spice pots, vases and vessels.


A Berber town where the older generation of this nomadic people live in caves. Rooms are dug directly into the rocks, some “houses” are two- and three-storeyed. This way of building dwellings was dictated by the harsh desert conditions. In times of unbearable heat and sandstorms, the cave dwellers feel quite comfortable inside their homes.


This is the historic centre of the capital Tunis. It is a tangle of old squares, market stalls, narrow stone streets and traditional neighbourhoods where the unaware can easily get lost. In the Medina you can admire the cosy courtyards and ancient mosques that have been standing here for hundreds of years.

Cathedral of St Vincent de Paul and St Olivia of Palermo

367 reviews
The Christian cathedral of Tunisia, located opposite the French embassy. The cathedral was built twice, in 1881 and in 1893, as the first construction did not take into account some geological peculiarities and the building collapsed. The building is the property of the Catholic Church under a 1964 agreement.

El Ghriba synagogue

543 reviews
The Jewish Temple on the island of Djerba, one of the oldest shrines in the world. It is more than 2,000 years old and Jews from all over the world are constantly making pilgrimages to this place. The synagogue houses the manuscript of one of the oldest sacred Jewish books, the Torah. Also buried here are the relics of St Shimon Bar Yashai (author of the Talmud).
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Mausoleum of Habib Bourguiba

1106 reviews
The tomb of the first president of independent Tunisia, located in Monastir. Thanks to H. Bourguiba made the country independent from France in the middle of the 20th century. It is an imposing building in the traditional Maghreb style – a large gilded dome, high minarets and Moorish archways.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Great Mosque of Kairouan

2113 reviews
One of the largest mosques in Tunisia, it is located in Kairouan. The history of the temple began in the 7th century, when the first small building was erected under the supervision of the Arab commander Uqba ibn Nafi. For a long time Uqba was a place of pilgrimage for Muslims who could not get to Mecca. According to one of the ancient fatwas, visiting this mosque seven times was equal to one visit to Mecca.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:01 AM – 2:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Ez-Zitouna Mosque

1783 reviews
The main mosque of the country and the only temple open to members of other religions. In the XII-XIV centuries, the building housed a university of Islamic law and the study of the Koran. At the lectures in the spacious prayer hall gathered 10 thousand listeners. It is the oldest and most revered mosque in Tunis.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:25 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:25 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:25 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:25 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:25 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:25 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 7:25 PM


2147 reviews
An 8th-century structure that served as a defence against attacks from sea and land. This powerful structure has been well preserved thanks to repeated restorations in the past years. The fortress is now open to tourists who can admire Monastir and its surroundings from the upper observation decks.
Open time
Monday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Ribat of Sousse

3128 reviews
It also served for the purpose of defence against attacks by Berbers from the desert and foreigners from the sea. The Ribat was built in the form of a square with semicircular towers on the sides. The fortress gave shelter to travellers and traders fleeing from danger. One of the watchtowers offers a picturesque view of Sousse’s seaport and the old town.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

برج قليبية

459 reviews
The oldest fort city, built in the 5th-3rd centuries BC, is the same age as Carthage. It is located 100 kilometres from the capital of the country. Apart from its historical value, tourists are attracted by the best beach in Tunisia, El Mansour, and excellent seafood restaurants.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friguia Park

3419 reviews
One of the most visited places by tourists is located in the suburbs of Hammamet. More than 50 species of birds and animals are kept here. Guests can admire representatives of African fauna: flamingos, lemurs, crocodiles, cheetahs, lions and swans. It will also be interesting to look at the show with dolphins and seals.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


A mountain system that starts in Tunisia and continues along the Algerian and Moroccan coasts. The highest peak of the chain reaches a height of 4000 metres. Here coniferous forests grow, waterfalls rumble and deep canyons gape into the abyss. The highest peak of the chain is 4,000 metres high, with pine forests, rumbling waterfalls and deep canyons gaping into the abyss.

Ichkel National Park

204 reviews
A small nature reserve, most of which is occupied by Lake Ishköl. It was created to preserve the unique ecosystem of the reservoir and the adjacent territories. Several species of migratory and waterfowl birds winter here. In the reserve, the typical Mediterranean landscape is pleasing to the eye: olive and pistachio groves, juniper and acacia thickets.
Open time
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours


4372 reviews
A famous resort and the warmest place in Tunisia. Due to the fact that Djerba is located to the south of the main tourist areas, the water and air here are always a couple of degrees warmer, and the season lasts a little longer. The island’s infrastructure is well developed – restaurants, modern hotels and various entertainment are at guests’ disposal.

Chott el Djerid

256 reviews
A huge lake covered with a salt crust. It covers an area of almost 250 km². The lake is famous for its bizarre salt crystals that shimmer in different colours depending on the angle of the sunlight. It is a picturesque and breathtaking sight, and locals and visitors love to visit the lake in winter, when it is cooler in the north of the country.

The remnants of the Star Wars set.

It was in Tunisia that episodes of the famous saga were filmed. In the Sahara Desert, George Lucas created the distant world of the planet Tatooine (named after the local town). To this day, grandiose film sets remain at the filming location, which have become a popular tourist attraction.

Souk El Jomaa

20 reviews
Typical of the area is the colourful souk, where after a fascinating haggle you can buy interesting pottery, Berber jewellery, scarves, incense, spices and a thousand other useful things. The market is famous for the Tunisian potters who have been selling their work here since the 16th century.