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Carthage National Museum

Carthage National Museum (Colline de Byrsa, Carthage) — housed at the turn of the last century on the ground floor of a one-time Catholic religious school, adjacent to the Saint-Louis basilica built at the end of the XIXth century on the site of the Carthage acropolis, this museum contains the largest collection of objects from […]

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Carthage Aqueduct

Carthage Aqueduct (Carthage area) — a.k.a. Zaghouan Aqueduct, this was built during the Roman era (either during the rule of Emperor Hadrian or by 162 AD — when the baths of Antonius in Carthage was opened). The water that ran through this aqueduct was sourced from the Djebel Zaghouan, a mountain range about 60 km south […]

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Byrsa

Byrsa (Route de la Goulette, Carthage) — derived from the Phoenician word for “citadel”, Byrsa was the site that once hosted bloody battles between the Phoenicians who ruled over much of the Mediterranean and the Romans who were bent on destroying them. Unguarded ruins cover the hilltop with few ropes or guardrails to keep you […]

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Bulla Regia

Bulla Regia (archaeological site) – located 2 ½ hours (164 km) west of Tunis, Bulla Regia is a significant archaeological site in the northwestern part of Tunisia. All the components of an ancient Roman city are to be found in Bulla Regia : temples, forum, public baths, theatre etc. The region became part of the […]

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Bardo National Museum

Bardo National Museum (Rue Mongi Slim, Tunis) —  this is the oldest and the most important of Tunisian museums. Over a century ago, it was established in the premises of a Beylical palace, for the most part built in the mid 19th century, and which has retained all the features of a princely residence. It […]

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Central Park Mall

Central Park Mall (Rue Mokhtar Attia/Rue Jean Jaurès, Tunis) – this is a three-level shopping center with various retailers (such as Mango, Puma, Motivi, and others), a food court, and a supermarket.

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Acropolium of Carthage

Acropolium of Carthage (Colline de Byrsa, Carthage) — a.k.a. Saint Louis Cathedral, is an old Roman Catholic cathedral located in Carthage (outskirts of Tunis). The cathedral, proximate to ancient Punic and Roman ruins, was built in 1890 (the early years that Tunisia was a French protectorate). The cathedral was named after France’s King Louis IX, […]

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Antonine Baths

Antonine Baths (Amilcar, Carthage) — Located on the seaside at the north-eastern corner of ancient Carthage, the Antonine Baths today retain very little of their former splendor. Of the largest bath complex in the African provinces and the third largest bath complex in the Roman world, measuring about 35,000 sq. meters, only remnants of the […]