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Medina de Tunis is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.This sprawling maze of ancient streets and alleyways is one of the most impressive medieval medinas in North Africa and one of Tunisia's great treasures. It's home to numerous covered souqs selling everything from shoes to shisha pipes, as well as bustling cafes, back streets full of artisans at work and residential areas punctuated by grand, brightly painted doorways. Historic palaces, hammams, mosques and madrassas (schools for study of the Quran) are scattered throughout, many lavishly decorated with tiles, carved stucco and marble columns.
The national Bardo Museum is a jewel of Tunisian heritage. It is housed in an old Beylic palace dating back to the XIXth Century. It retraces, through its collections, a big part of Tunisia’s history (from Prehistory to the contemporary epoch) and contains the largest collection of mosaics in the world including the famous mosaic representing Virgil, the poet.
Bardo National Museum
The ancient city of Carthage is a UNESCO World Heritage site located just 15km from the city center. This archaeological site exhibits the ruins of the historic capital city which dates back to Roman Empire era in Africa. A few of the must-see ruins are the Baths of Antoninus and the Punic ruins.
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