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3 Historical Sites in Tunisia To Visit

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This September, Nomadic Spaniard and I will be heading to North Africa to explore the Land of Jasmine - Tunisia! Tunisia is the northernmost city in Africa, and has an incredibly long standing history to learn about. It was once home to one of the mightiest empires of the ancient world, and its unique blend of cultures makes it one of the most diverse countries to visit too. Apart from the beautiful historical sites in Tunisia, it’s a country rich in jaw dropping landscapes and cuisines that will have your mouth watering.


During our eight days in Tunisia with Wantotrip, we’ll be setting foot in some of the top places to visit in Tunisia, staying in beautiful traditional hotels, and trying out some of the best dishes that the country has to offer. Our trip is centred around culture and history, so you can expect to learn a lot about Tunisia and what makes the country so special. Of course, we do have a few fun activities such as desert biking included as well. Here are three historical sites in Tunisia that we’ll be visiting.


Archaeological Site of Carthage

Archaeological ruins of ancient Carthage by the water.
Ruins of Carthage

A must-see historical site in Tunisia is the archaeological site of Carthage. Anyone who enjoys reading about ancient history will instantly recognize the name of what was once one of the world’s greatest civilizations. It was founded in the 9th century BC, and from the 6th century onwards Carthage became one of the greatest trading empires and a big rival of Rome. We’ll be visiting Carthage on day two of our tour with Wantotrip, stopping at places like the Punic Ports, the Amphitheatre, and the Tophet Temple. If you want to learn about the history of Tunisia while checking off one of Tunisia’s world heritage sites from your list, Carthage is the perfect place to start. It’s one of the most attractive archaeological sites in Tunisia.


Medina of Tunis

View of an ancient mosque and tower in Media of Tunis.
Zitouna Mosque

One of the best places to visit in Tunisia is the Medina of Tunis. It’s been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, and includes over 700 monuments to see. The Medina dates back to the late 7th century and continued to develop during the Middle Ages. Being the old city of Tunis, this is one of the most visited historical sites in Tunisia, and is a fascinating area to explore on foot. We’ll be visiting places such as the Covered Souks, Saint Croix Church, Zitouna Mosque, and the Serpentine Streets - just to name a few. The Medina of Tunis was once the wealthiest city in the Islamic world, so you can just imagine how many incredible points of interest it has within it.


Zaghouan

Ancient Roman aqueduct in the countryside of Tunisia.
Roman Aqueduct

Zaghouan is considered to be a great option for a day trip from Tunis, if you aren’t planning on joining one of the many organized tours to Tunisia. We’ll be heading here on day three of our trip with Wantotrip. Zaghouan has a history dating back to the Roman period, and today you can visit a couple of famous landmarks in Tunisia within the small town such as the Roman Water Temple and the Roman Aqueduct, which remains the longest in the world. Of course, a big draw to this village is the The Andalusian Old City. When the Moors fled Spain in the 17th century, they brought much of southern Spain’s famous architectural ideas with them, so it’s very impressive to see in person. Zaghouan is still one of the more secret places to visit in Tunisia, despite it having some incredible historical Tunisian sites within its boundaries.


Our small group trip to Tunisia with Wantotrip will begin on September 4th, 2022 and last for 8 days, finishing on September 11th, 2022. The trip costs €1309 and will include accommodation, meals mentioned in the itinerary, activities in the program, and transportation during the trip. For more information about the trip and its full itinerary, you can visit our trip page or sign up for the trip through the Facebook event.


We would love for you to join us! Even if you’ve been to Tunisia before, we’re sure that there’s somewhere in our itinerary that you haven’t managed to visit yet. And if you have any questions or want to get in touch with us about the trip, feel free to send me an email through the contact form on my website or drop me a message on Instagram. We hope to see you in September!


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