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Taking a family holiday to Tunisia can be fun and enlightening. This North African country is the home of a number of World Heritage Sites that have stood the test of time and visitors can now walk through and enjoy. If you’re looking for somewhere full of places of historical interest to visit with your family and are considering Tunisia holidays, you’ve made the right choice. You can enjoy the country without it putting you out of pocket.
The ancient Roman city of Dougga is a set of 6th century ruins about 2.8 miles southwest of the town of Téboursouk. One of the largest archaeological sites in the country, Dougga is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can take the family to see a Roman theater, baths, market, the forum, and even a circus. Stick close to the tour guide for an educational experience.
Bardo Museum, Tunis
The Bardo Museum in Tunis is an interesting contrast of modern design elements and ancient stone and tile displays. Not only that, it’s the biggest museum in the country. Visitors will enjoy walking through the building as much as they enjoy learning about the collections. The admission fee isn’t too high, so you can view their many mosaics during visitor hours.
Roman Amphitheatre, El Jem
Another World Heritage Site to check out is the Amphitheater of El Jem. These ruins make up the largest coliseum in North Africa. Built back in the 3rd century, this coliseum could hold up to 35,000 people. At night, the amphitheater is lit up with electric lights, creating quite a show for visitors to the country.
Tataouine, southern Tunisia
Does the opening line “In a galaxy far, far away…” ring any bells with you? Well, the battles of the Star Wars series didn’t quite take place as far away as the silver screen led us to believe. Not a UNESCO site, no, but out in the Sahara you can visit the location where parts of one of the most famous series in cinematic history were filmed. Don’t worry, no one will mistake you for one of the Rebel Alliance! The kids will love it.
The last, but not the least, important spot to visit while on holiday is the Carthage ruins, which happens to be back in a suburb of Tunis. This UNESCO World Heritage site was founded in the 9th century by the Phoenicians. Again, the admission fee is low and you can walk through the ruins of a city thousands of years old, breathing in the history of Tunisia.
Head to Tunisia and you can’t fail to take in some of the country’s history. Families who want to see some of the earliest examples of human culture on a budget can do so here. That’s not bad at all!