Tunis, Tunis! It is natural, that the basic sight of Tunis, undoubtedly, the desert is. Set of tourists every year go to this surprising part of the country behind adventures. Excursions in oases and to Sahara are remembered for all life. It is that place where it is necessary to lead the Tunisia holidays.
Fans of picturesque landscapes, the wild nature can make a trip from the north on the south of the country. The route in length about 600 km begins from coast of Mediterranean sea and goes through very beautiful mountain circuits of the Tel-Atlas covered by woods from a pith oak where bears waters Medjerta. This largest river of the country (460 km) is the longest Tunisian âàäè. In its valley there are picturesque canyons.
Among numerous sights of Tunis, which your simply have to visit in your Tunisia holidays, the history-archeologic complexes, tourists drawing attention are most known some.
First of all it is Utica, one of the first Phoenician colonies which are based in 1101 B.C. Its ruins are halfway between Bizerte and Tunis: the rests of the Roman apartment houses, an amphitheater, a term, tanks, and an aqueduct. Carthago - one of small miracles of light, capital Karfagenskoj of power has been based in 814 year B.C. The rests of the Roman buildings - the Capitol, an amphitheater, grandiose term Aktonina, and as Byzantian churches were kept basically. Finds from ruins of Carthago are stored here, in a museum "Lavigery".
In 120 km from capital of the country it is possible to see, perhaps, the most interesting antique center of Tunis - the ancient city of Dugga. Dugga - Phoenician (IV century B.C.), then numidian (II century B.C.) and, at last, Roman (about 46 years B.C.) city. Here the Punic mausoleum, a monument built in honour of three gods - the Floodlight, Yukons and Minervas were kept; a temple of goddess Junony Tselesty; the Roman swimming bath; Triumphal arch and other antique constructions.
Sefatula - ruins of the Roman and Byzantian city near present Sbeitky. In Sefatula it is possible to see the rests of the Roman forum and the Capitol with temples of the Floodlight, Yukons and Minervas, the Byzantian churches.
The city of Fisdrus, nowadays the Ale-Jam, is halfway between Syss and Sfax. In it the building coliseum, oval by way of (148x122), enclosed by three-storied arcades (height - 36) was perfectly kept. Tunisia holidays will be simply unforgettable if you visit all the most interesting monuments of the Muslim Middle Ages, are located in Tunis, Kairuan, Syss, Monastir, Mahdii, Sfax. Tunis - capital and the main port of the country, is based of finikians in X a century B.C.
The medieval part of Tunis - Medina is most interesting. The center of Medina borrows an extensive covered market; it adjoined with the Greater mosque (mosque Oliv). The second early monument of Tunis - cubic dome mausoleum of Harasanid. In city the set of small mosques (are constructed in XII century later), is medrese and zavii. Palaces Gift-Al-Beat (XVIII century) and Darben-Abdallah (XVIII-XIX centuries) are inside trimmed by a multi-colour marble, carved knock, a list, which you'll see in your Tunisia holidays. In country palace Bardo (XVIII-XIX centuries) there is a national museum "Alayi".
The biggest world collection of the Roman mosaics possesses the Museum of Islamic art in a palace Gift-Al-Beat. In borders of the city of Kajruana, (it is based in 670 year), the first capital of Muslim governors of Tunis draw attention constructed of a stone small vaulted " the Mosque of three doors " (is constructed in 866 year) and zaviy Sit-Al-Gariani (XIV century); outside of walls of city - zaviy Sit-Al-Gariani also five-dome zaviy Sit-Al-Gariani (XIX century). In city the Museum of Islamic art operates. Monastir has grown in VIII-IX centuries on a place Phoenician, then the Roman city of Ruspiny. Its fortifications, ribat (it is constructed in 796 year), mosque of Said draw attention of the big number of tourists. In based in 916 year Mahdii the Greater mosque, ruins of a palace and an arsenal, lock Bordzh-al-Kebir (XVI century) with three angular bastions were kept. In the south of Tunis the most interesting object - Matmat. In its vicinities it is possible to see the numerous underground dwellings constructed by the Berbers. In the majority of these caves dug on depth up to 10 m, till now there live people. And it is not necessary and to speak about service of Tunisia hotels so you Tunisia holidays will be so impressionable, that you for certain will arrive yet time.