Tunis has been the economic, cultural and political capital of Tunisia since the 13th century. It is situated on the northeastern of the country. Tunis is a coastal city rich and eclectic by its inhabitants, its urban landscape and its historical cities.
This small piece of land can, by itself, retrace the history of the whole country. It combines the vestiges of the different civilizations that went through Ifriqiya: from the Punic Carthage, the Roman and the Byzantine to the Arab Moslem Tunis with its medina and its suburbs then the “westernized” Tunis with its urban expansion from the colonial period till today and with its all the other areas.
While paying a visit to Tunis, you need to try the tasty “banbalouni” in Sidi Bou Saïd. Visit the “medina” and its “souk”, some of its abodes that are opened to visitors and its zaouïas. It is also recommended to go to la Goulette in order to have a better idea about the Tunisian cuisine that you will enjoy a lot. The ruins of Carthage should not be forgotten, ruins that will reveal to you a part of the greatness of the antique civilizations that Tunisia has witnessed.