Archaeological Site of Carthage


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Archaeological Site of Carthage

A short drive away from the city center lies historic Carthage, the former seat of the powerful Carthaginian Empire. There is a lot to explore in the way of archaeological sites - ancient Roman theaters, baths, dwelling buildings and other ruins dating back to as early as 2nd century BC. The entire are is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Do & See

Get lost in the maze of the Medina's windy streets, occasionally stopping to marvel at the work of craftsmen or admire local art and architecture. Pay a visit to one of the former Islamic schools (many of them have been turned into cultural centers), and remember to stop for a glass of traditional hot mint tea. Only a few kilometers west of the city centre lie the coastal suburbs of Carthage, La Marsa and Gammarth, where most holiday resorts and luxury hotels are located. While La Marsa and Gammarth are known for their vibrant nightlife, Carthage (former seat of the powerful Carthaginian Empire) with its ancient Roman ruins is a must to explore for history lovers.