The surroundings of the city of Tunis are the main “attraction” and recreational wealth of the Tunisian capital. People go here to relax, sunbathe on the beach, relax in thalassotherapy centers, dine or dine in classy restaurants with a distinct French flair and nostalgic for something unattainably bright, looking beyond the horizon stretching to Sicilyseas. For tourists, the outskirts of Tunisia are a popular excursion point: it is here that the ruins of the city-empire of Carthage lie, a little to the north on the hill the fabulous white and blue houses of Sidi Bou Said are bridged, and a couple of kilometers from it the quarters of elite villas and embassy mansions of La- Mars and Gammarth. For those who want to stay in the vicinity of Tunisia, there are Gammarth hotels – with wide sandy beaches, thalasso centers and a certain “outsiderness” from civilization in the kit.
They are bursting with history
You should definitely start talking about the surroundings of the capital from the most important point of tourist attraction – the ruins of Carthage. Only about 10 km separates them from the capital, which can be overcome along the picturesque causeway through the so-called Lake Tunis – in fact, the bay of the sea. The ruins of a powerful city-state founded 60 years before Romeand gloriously fallen in the Third Punic War, still attract the attention of not only numerous tourists, but also archaeologists – excavations do not stop here. The ruins of Carthage include sites from the Phoenician, Roman and Byzantine eras and span over 13 centuries. Among the most-most are the large-scale baths of the emperor Antoninus Pius (the largest outside the Roman metropolis), the founding place of Carthage – Birsa Hill and the magnificent Archaeological Museum, the Punic burial of Tophet, so vividly illuminated by Flaubert in Salambo, the quarter of Roman villas and the theater of Carthage. See educationvv for education and training in Tunisia.
If the surroundings of the city of Tunisia enchant you so much that you want to stay here, even if only for a few days, welcome to the hotels of the Gammarth resort and tourist area.
Wake up beautiful
Driving north from Carthage, be sure to visit the charming village of Sidi Bou Said, which is separated from the baths of Antonin Pius only 5 km. White walls of houses and piercing blue doors, window bars and shutters, framed by bright crimson bougainvilleas – this is the portrait of Sidi Bou Said. No wonder Paul Klee and our compatriot Alexander Rubtsov worked here, and since 1915 it has been forbidden to change anything in the appearance of buildings. In Sidi Bou Said, you can just walk along the winding streets, admiring the houses with miniature gardens on both sides, and get to the old cemetery and the lighthouse on the hill, which offers a breathtaking view of the sea, or you can add a dose of “culture” to the experience – look into the house-museum of the local Annabi family, where the original furnishings of the last two centuries are preserved, or visit the estate of Baron Rudolf Erlange “House of the Shining Star”, where you will be greeted by luxurious interiors, a collection of musical instruments and paintings by the owner.
Invite to live
If the surroundings of the city of Tunisia enchant you so much that you want to stay here, even if only for a few days, welcome to the hotels of the Gammarth resort and tourist area. There are about 20 hotels of all categories – from family “three rubles” to five-star palaces with “fancy” thalassotherapy centers. As a bonus, in addition to the proximity to Carthage and Sidi Bou Said, there are beautiful sandy beaches and excellent entertainment opportunities in the capital – restaurants, discos and nightclubs.