What you need to know before traveling to Tunis

Tunisia's capital city is home to four million residents, and a densely-packed medina, full of vibrant smells and sounds, bustling trade, and a wealth of goods to be snapped up at bargain prices from leather to plastic, and tourist souvenirs to the works of tiny crafts-shops. The modern city begins once you have passed through the city's sea gate, where the colonial-era buildings provide a clear contrast to smaller older structures. As its country's capital Tunis is the epicentre of Tunisian commercial activity, as well as the focal point of political and administrative life in the country. The rapid growth of the Tunisian economy in the past 20 years is reflected in the development and modernisation of this pocket of northern Africa.

Tunis has budget hotels and discount hotels available at EasyToBook.com so do please book in advance. Visitors to Tunis usually make a point of visiting two places – the Bardo Museum and the Dar Ben Abdallah, a small museum built inside an 18th-Century palace in the medina and detailing a day in the life of a rich merchant in the Ottoman era. The Bardo Museum can be found in the palace of the Ottoman-era ruler and is renowned for its extensive collection of Roman mosaics, and comprehensive coverage of Tunisia's entire existence from the prehistoric era until the Ottoman days.


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