Close to the ruins of the legendary Carthage, the Heart and Brain of Tunisia, with roughly a fifth of the whole country's population, Tunis is a city with many facets.
Both the Ottoman and french influence can still be felt in the city, and there are still many beautiful building from colonial time.
The medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a must see as it contains an incredible number of nice piece of architecture, an exotic atmosphere and as this is the place to buy yours quality souvenirs (don't forget to bargain :-) )
You'll also find the famous Bardo Museum a little bit outside the city, especially famous for housing vast roman collections from the Carthaginian time.
Carthage was one of the most prosperous and wealthy cities in the 5th and 4th centuries BC. The Phoenecian empire was however considered a great threat to the Roman empire - especially after …