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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Carthage

Carthage, the old city of Tunisia is steeped in Roman history and authentic aura and culture, visitors from all over the world stop by to indulge its tourist attractions and landmarks. Famous for its lively ambience and beautiful waterfront but also has culture in its UNESCO-listed Carthage Archaeological Park, one of the top historical sites in Tunisia. Centuries of history in this city have not only made their way into books, but have been represented in the Tunisia’s international airport. The Tunis-Carthage Airport, named for the historic city of Carthage. Carthage is a city of fascinating layers, welcoming visitors at every turn. Here’s our list of holiday activities and the top-rated tourist attractions in Carthage, Tunisia.

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Carthage National Museum

The Carthage National Museum is best place to spend some time if you’re interested in the Roman history. The musem along with the Bardo National Museum, it is one of the two main local archaeological museums in the area. It is located in the heart of the city of Carthage, Tunisia.

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Carthage Archaeological Park

Antonine Baths
Antonine Baths in the Carthage Archaeological Park | © Анна Абрамова

Listed as a UNESCO-World Heritage Site, the Carthage Archaeological Park is an extensive archaeological site that comprises of the Carthage Museum, Antonine Baths, Roman Villas and Byrsa Hill. Recommended for tourists with interest in Roman history and ruins. The site is situated on a hill dominating the Gulf of Tunis and the surrounding plain. Visiting the site one of the top things to do in Carthage. Definitely worth a sightseeing trip to take in the atmosphere of a glorious Tunisia’s pastTake in the magnificent views of the bay, as you admire the beautiful setting backed by the sea.

Marsa Beach

Carthage marsa beach
Maria beach waterfront | © Riadh Dziri

This public laid-back beach in Carthage offers a quiet escape for beach seekers and lovers of seaside, nature, and country ambience. With its lively ambience and beauty, the Marsa beach is one of the most picturesque spots in Carthage, Tunisia. Makes for a lovely and peaceful spring mornings, afternoons are more crowded especially at the weekend, but in a mostly pleasant way. A sunny coastline landscape set the stage for a dream vacation.

Carthage Palace

Aerial view of the Carthage Palace | © Fjmustak/Wikimedia Commons

Located along the Mediterranean Sea in CarthageCarthage Palace is home to Tunisia’s incumbent president and the seat of the President of TunisiaHead to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea to get stunning views of the president’s well-guarded palace. Officially called Palace of the Republic, the palace has a private boat moor and helicopter pad.

Acropolium of Carthage

The Acropolium (St. Louis Cathedral), a Roman Catholic church located in Carthage, Tunisia. Today, the cathedral is no longer a place for worship, it plays hosts and venue to public events, concerts of Tunisian music and classical music shows. The building sits on the peak of Byrsa Hill, and can be seen from different points of the city.

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