Attractions

Top Choice Ruins in Central Tunisia

Maktar

The entrance to Maktar is through the museum, which houses a mosaic portraying a veritable menagerie, including peacocks, some interesting Roman and Christian gravestones decorated with Latin inscriptions and haut-r…
Top Choice Park in Tozeur

Palmeraie

This enormous green space has more than 200,000 date palms, as well as fig and pomegranate trees and canopied garden holdings. It's best explored by foot or bicycle (ask at your hotel for recommended bike hire). Cal…
Top Choice Synagogue in Erriadh

El Ghriba

The most important synagogue on Djerba and the oldest in North Africa is signposted 1km south of Erriadh, 7km south of Houmt Souk. Blank from the outside, the interior is an exquisite combination of glowing blue til…
Top Choice Mausoleum in Le Kef

Zaouia of Sidi Boumakhlouf

Below the kasbah sits this enchanting 17th-century Sufi mausoleum, with a brilliantly tiled interior and narrow tower. The guardian, Madame Zemourda, is a descendant of one of the occupants; call and she will arrive…
Gallery in Sidi Bou Saïd

Galerie Saladin

This tiny gallery down a small alleyway packs a big punch for its size. Exhibitions have included some the most famous Tunisian artists of the last few decades such as Aly Ben Salem and Mohamed Zouari. The depth of …
Beach in La Marsa

Marsa Beach

Join the local crowds flocking to this city beach favourite to escape the summer heat with a dip in the clear waters of the Med. In colder months, the beach is a playground for fishermen, footballers and romantics t…
Gallery in Sidi Bou Saïd

Ghaya Gallery

This light, airy gallery near the train station in Sidi Bou Saïd offers up a selection of modern regional artists through its regular group expositions. Local Tunisian and Algerian favourites such as Hichem Driss, M…
Ruins in Central Tunisia

Thuburbo Majus

Surrounded by shimmering wheat fields and olive groves just like those that made its fortune, the Roman city of Thuburbo Majus has a prosperous air – even in its ruinous state. In the 2nd century it had 10,000 inhab…
Archaeological Site in Northern Tunisia

Bulla Regia

Famed for its extraordinary underground villas, the Roman city of Bulla Regia, 7km northwest of Jendouba, offers a rare opportunity to walk into complete, superbly preserved Roman rooms rather than having to extrapo…
Archaeological Site in Central Tunisia

Dougga

One of the most magnificent Roman monuments in Africa, Dougga’s ancient remains – a Unesco World Heritage site since 1997 – are startlingly complete, giving a beguiling glimpse of how well-heeled Romans lived, flitt…