Tunis Tourist Information

Tunis Travel Guide

Tunis is Tunisia's largest city surrounded by hills along the coast and in the central part is the medina which is a dense area of alleys and covered walkways. Tunis is a complex mix of old and new evident in its buildings and commercial enterprises. The new city has the grand tree lined Avenue Habib Bourguiba or "the Tunisian Champs-Élysées" it has many of the world’s top hotels and larger shops. This area perfectly highlights the change in architecture from the old small structure to the grand colonial buildings.

Tunis Tourist Attractions

Tunis, being Tunisia’s capital city is also the centre of Tunisia’s commercial activity and is the location for many headquarters including the government and presidency HQ’s. Tunis is also a tourist hotspot and tourism is one of the main industry’s that make Tunis a vibrant and appealing holiday destination.

At the heart of the city is The Médina near Tunis Lake with its bustling street traders selling leather goods, souvenirs and carpets. Medina is also a UNESCO World Heritage site that has hundreds of monuments including palaces and mosques. The south side of Tunis is an area of mostly industrial buildings some used in the manufacture of cement.

Visiting the many Souks is a popular past time for visitors to Tunis. Some Souks date back to the early 18th century such as the Souk El Attarine known for its essences and perfumes, the Souk El Kmach famous for its fabrics and the Souk El Birka, dating back to 17th century housing embroiderers and jewellers. At the end of the 19th century Tunis began to cultivate its great open spaces in to parks, the largest and oldest of which is Belvédère Park which overlooks Lake Tunis covering more than one hundred hectares.