Welcome  to   Tunis



  Tunis city

Tunis, capital of Tunisia, is located in the northeast of the country, on the Mediterranean coast. Its geographical location, between the Western and Eastern Mediterranean, between Africa and Europe, gives it a leading administrative, commercial and financial role. Its population is estimated at 1.6 million.

Tunis was a small Berber city, living in the shadow of the mighty Carthage. It began its rise in the 8th century when  Arabs made it a trading post. She grew around of a medina, which still exists today, endowed with mosques...

Souk des Parfums
Souk El Attarine (Perfumes)

Habib Bourguiba avenue 


... the most important of which is the Ezzeitouna  Mosque. Ramparts were built as well as the citadel of the Kasbah to protect the city from the invaders. Its population has multiplied with the contribution of Muslim refugees and Jews fleeing Spain from the Inquisition. Tunis is today a modern city with its old restored neighborhoods and a renovated city center. Transport is improved with the entry into service of the light rail, and the construction of wide roads joining its various arteries. Its airport Tunis - Carthage is resized to receive a traffic of 5.4 million passengers / year (2017). 

Map of Tunis and its suburbs

Lake of Tunis

To visit

Medina of Tunis

classified international heritage of Unesco since 1979, the picturesque medina was built in the seventh century.
- Ezzeitouna Mosque
- Youssef Dey Mosque, the first Ottoman mosque built in 1616
- the mausoleum Tourbet el-Bey
- the center of Art and Popular Traditions in Dar Ben     Abdallah
- Souk el-Attarine, perfumers market
- Souk el-Berka, specialized in jewelery
- Souk Essakajine, specialized in leather goods
- Souk El Blat, known for medicinal plants
- Hammouda Pasha Mosque
- Souk El Leffa: carpets and traditional clothes


Click to enlarge the map of the Medina

Kasbah of Tunis

Located at the top of the medina, it is the district of the ministries and the public administrations. It admires the architecture of the new town hall of Tunis and that of the mosque La Kasbah.
The Kasbah is the oldest barracks in Tunis. Originally it was a citadel. It was reinforced by the construction of a mosque, which was originally called Almohad Mosque.

Place du gouvernement à Tunis
Government Square at the Kasbah

Bardo Museum

It holds the world's largest collection of mosaics and antique artifacts from Tunisian prehistory to the early 20th century. It is considered, along with that of Cairo, to be the richest of the African continent and remains the first in the world for its ancient mosaics.

Mosaic depicting Ulysses and the Sirens
( Bardo Museum)

Carthage Byrsa hill


- Byrsa Hill
- St. Louis Cathedral
- the national museum of Carthage
- the remains of the Roman amphitheater
- Antonin's thermal baths
- Punic ports in Salambo
- The Roman Circus
- Roman villas
- The Trophy Sanctuary, discovered in 1921

Sidi Bou Saïd  

Former marabout village was once dedicated to religion. In 1207, a mystic named Abu Said Khalafa ben Yahia settled there to develop Sufism. Death made him a saint and the hill of Sidi Bou Saïd became a high place of spirituality.

Belvedere Zoological Park

Belvedere Zoo 

The zoo is located Belvedere, in the center of the city of Tunis, covering an area of 12 hectares. It has a fairly varied fauna consisting of mammals, birds and reptiles.
-Open every day from 9am except Monday
-Entrance (2018)
     Children 0.700 dt
     Adults 1,100 dt

Website: https://www.commune-tunis.gov.tn/publish/content




Art Galeries


Useful Links

Ville de Tunis le Théatre
Tunis Municipal Theater

Soirée de foot
Stade de Radès

Football Clubs

Independence Square 

The big cathedral of Tunis