Travel Guide of Tunis

Travel Guide of Tunis


Tunis City is the heart of Tunis Governorate and the capital of Tunisia as a whole. It is a city of great history and bright future where one can see the harmonious relation between the past and the future. In the 8th Century AD, the old city of Tunisia was constructed by the Arabs after the Islam conquest of Tunisia. At that time, the mosque of Zaytouna was built in 732AD and then the complicat ... Tunis City is the heart of Tunis Governorate and the capital of Tunisia as a whole. It is a city of great history and bright future where one can see the harmonious relation between the past and the future.
In the 8th Century AD, the old city of Tunisia was constructed by the Arabs after the Islam conquest of Tunisia. At that time, the mosque of Zaytouna was built in 732AD and then the complicated maze of alleys, markets, and houses were established around him. The modern city of Tunis was built by the French colonials and consists of two parts: the old Arab medina and the ville nouvelle.
The visitors of Tunis City usually feel fascinated with the variety of activities and practices reflecting the modern life style and way of thinking of the city and its inhabitants. Meanwhile, they find the remains of the ancient Carthage city that date back to the 9th Century BC. Thus it is the major destination for tourists because it can be easily reached by air, include a large number of places for visiting and markets for shopping and provide the visitors with all services that help them in enjoying their journey.
Tunis City Almost everything of practical importance to travellers is within the Ville Nouvelle.
The main east-west road is ave Habib Bourguiba, running from Lake Tunis to place de I'Independance, with the medina at its western end. A causeway at the eastern end carries road and light-rail traffic east across Lake Tunis to La Goulette, and then north along the coast to the suburbs of Carthage, Sidi Bou Said, La Marsa and Gammarth.
The main north-south thoroughfare is the street known as ave de Carthage to the south of ave Habib Bourguiba and as ave de Paris to the north. Just west of ave de Carthage is place Barcelone, hub of the city's excellent metro ltiger (tram network). The train station is on the square's southern side.De Turismo por Tunis Here are some useful information about Tunis for travelers and businessmen: Climate, visa, transportation, communication, health, security, photography, shopping, emergency numbers, internet access…etc.
Internet Access: You can access free wi-fi at El-Hana International on ave Habib Bourguiba.
Medical Services: Local paper La Presse provides you with a list of late-night chem¬ists who can recom¬mend a nearby clinic once you ask for their advice. You can also head to Hopital Charles Nicolle (or dial 71 578 346 for their office assistance).
Post: You can find the main post office in Charles de Gaulle Street. The working hours are 8am-6pm Mon-Sat, 9-11am Sun Sep-Jun, 7.30am-1.30pm, 6-8pm Mon-Fri, 7.30am-1.30pm Sat, 9-11am Sun Jul & Aug. You can also contact the post officials at 71 320610.
Telephone: There are a great number of Publitel telephone of¬fices in which you can find coin-operated phones, some of which open 24 hours a day. You can also buy a local SIM card from one of the plentiful offices dotted around town

Tourist Information: The tourist office is found at 1 ave Mohammed V (or you can dial 71 341 077). The normal working hours are Monday through Saturday 8am-6pm and 9am-noon at Sundays. From there you can obtain a Tunis map, Tunisia road map and brochures on Carthage and the medina (all free). Other branches are found at the train station (same hours) and airport (24 hours).
Emergency: if the need calls for ambulance, you can dial 190. If you desire to contact the police, you can dial 197 or go to the most central police station on Jamel Abdelnasser Street where some there speak English fluently.
Courses: If you are interested in learning Modern and Tunisia Arabic, you can enroll in one of the plentiful educational institutions such as the Institut Bourguiba des Langues Vivantes Beginners' and advanced courses. If you desire to take intensive intermediate and advanced Modern Arabic course, apply at Langue Arabe pour Etrangers. Other than learning the Tunisian language, you can also master the traditional dancing during winter at the Ecole Serguei Diaghilev de Ballet et Danse Classique and take lessons in classical and Tunisian dance.
Scams In every spots of the world, people invent their own scams. In the busy streets of the Medina, you may encounter a person convincing you to accompany him/her to be allowed to attend a festival or celebration that should not be missed. At times, if you go with such persons, you may end up in an artisan or carpet shop.

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