Tunisian attractions

ROULLA

Registered User
#1
Hi Everyone hope that you are all in good health! I have seen quite a few post asking where to go whilst on holiday in Tunisia so i thought that i would put a few places and you can also put down the places where you think are worth visiting..


When:DailyWhere:Friguia ParkCost:TD5.50; 3-12s TD3; under 3s free
Opening Hours:9am-6pm (until 4pm in winter)
Friguia Park in Sousse is home to wildlife including mammals, reptiles and more than 25 endangered African species.
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Educational as well as entertaining, Friguia Park allows children to discover the animals in a natural environment, and to take rides on camels and donkeys.

Those wishing to spend the whole day at Friguia Park can pre-book dinner with an African show, featuring Zulus and a Tunisian folklore group entertainment in the African hut. For further information, please contact Hotel Kanta
 

ROULLA

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#2
When:DailyWhere:park Djerba ExploreCost:€7.30; 2-12s €3.70
Opening Hours:Jun-Sep: 9am-2am
Oct-May: 9am-8pm
Located at the heart of Djerba, Park Djerba Explore is comprised of the Crocodile Island, the Lalla Hadria art and history museum, and the Djerbian Heritage Conservatory, which traces Djerbian life.
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With the richest display of handicrafts in the country, the Lalla Hadria Museum explains 13 centuries of Tunisian and Arab-Islamic world art. The Djerbian Heritage Conservatory is a kind of manor with a living house, a garden and pottery and weaving workshops where visitors can experience an ancient way of life.

Despite these cultural riches, the most popular feature at Park Djerba Explore are the Crocodile Islands, inhabited by more than 400 creatures, which can measure up to 2.5 metres in length.
 

ROULLA

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#3
When:DailyWhere:Acqua Palace
The Acqua Palace, in Sousse's Port El Kantaoui, is a water park with a number of water slides, toboggan drops, water rings and the Crazy River Ride, providing hours of entertainment.
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The park has swimming pools ranging from relaxing Jacuzzi pools to the thrilling Sea Wave wave pool. A safe area for smaller children has seesaws and ropes, while the Acqua Palace's catering facilities include a pizzeria, a self-service restaurant and numerous bars.

Please visit the Acqua Palace website for more information.
 

ROULLA

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#4
When:DailyWhere:CarthagelandCost:TD15-TD20; 2-12s TD10-TD14
Opening Hours:1 Jul-15 Sep: 11am-1am
16 Sep-30 Jun: 10am-7pm (until 8pm Sun)
Located in Hammamet's new development, Yasmine Hammamet, Carthageland provides an entertaining and convenient way to discover the history of Tunisia, from the Carthaginians, Romans and Berbers to the present day.
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A reproduction of Carthage, Carthageland lets visitors relive the Punic Wars, the conquering of Rome and the adventures of Turkish pirates through a number of rides and shows.

For further information, including show times and reservations, please visit the Carthageland website.
 

ROULLA

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#5
When:DailyWhere:Carthage Golf Course
Designed by French architect Yves Bureau, the 18-hole Carthage Golf Course was the first in Tunisia and is one of the oldest in Africa, built in 1927. Lessons are available for beginners and equipment can be hired on the spot.
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Located close to Tunis-Carthage Airport, the Carthage Golf Course is popular with tourists. For further information and bookings, please visit the club's website.
 

ROULLA

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#6
The National Tunisian Tourist OfficeWhen:Daily; not FriWhere:Zitouna MosqueOpening Hours:Sat-Thu 8am-12pm (until 1pm in summer)
Situated in Tunis' Medina district, Zitouna Mosque is the largest in Tunisia. It was built by the ruler Obeid Allah Ibn-al-Habhab in the 9th century to celebrate the glory of Tunis.
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The name of the building translates as "mosque of the olive tree". It is still surrounded by a number of stalls selling books, dried fruit, perfume and cloth, as these were traditionally given pride of place next to the mosque.
 

ROULLA

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#7
Details Carthageland
Address: Ruze de la Médina
Yasemine Hammamet
Telephone: +216(72)240111
Fax: +216(72)240671
Web: Hotels nearby
homepage
Distance to public transportation: Airport 80 KM
Beach 2 KM
City Center 2 KM
Public Transportation 0-1 KM
This is a really nice park with rides, casino, cinema, restaurants, dancing , camel riding and a zoo....Really fun for the kids..
 

ROULLA

Registered User
#8
Details Blue Ice
Address: Station Touristique
8050 Yasemine-Hammamet
Telephone: +216(72)240666
Fax: +216(72)240377
Web: Hotels nearby
homepage
Distance to public transportation: Airport 40 KM
Beach 2 KM
City Center 7 KM
Public Transportation 0-1 KM

If you like skating then this is the place to go, and the only ice rink that i know of in Nabeul anyway....
 

Tunisianbelle

Well-Known Member
#9
Friguia ParkCost:TD5.50; 3-12s TD3; under 3s free
Their prices have actually changed. I was just there in February and their prices are now:

Adults (age 12&up) - 6.500TND
Children (3-12) - 4.00TND
Enfants (birth -3) - FREE

 

ROULLA

Registered User
#10
Their prices have actually changed. I was just there in February and their prices are now:

Adults (age 12&up) - 6.500TND
Children (3-12) - 4.00TND
Enfants (birth -3) - FREE

Hi Tunisianbelle, hope that you and your family are all in good health! I realise that the prices may have changed but i just thought that i would put some attraction on here, thankyou anyway thats good to know..
 

Soltef

New Member
#11
When:DailyWhere:park Djerba ExploreCost:€7.30; 2-12s €3.70
Opening Hours:Jun-Sep: 9am-2am
Oct-May: 9am-8pm
Located at the heart of Djerba, Park Djerba Explore is comprised of the Crocodile Island, the Lalla Hadria art and history museum, and the Djerbian Heritage Conservatory, which traces Djerbian life.
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With the richest display of handicrafts in the country, the Lalla Hadria Museum explains 13 centuries of Tunisian and Arab-Islamic world art. The Djerbian Heritage Conservatory is a kind of manor with a living house, a garden and pottery and weaving workshops where visitors can experience an ancient way of life.

Despite these cultural riches, the most popular feature at Park Djerba Explore are the Crocodile Islands, inhabited by more than 400 creatures, which can measure up to 2.5 metres in length.

Great Roullla!I'll take my other half to the park and try my best not to lose him,ha,ha!Is there anywhere reasonably priced to stay on Djerba,eg,guest houses?
 

Tunisianbelle

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#12
Hi Tunisianbelle, hope that you and your family are all in good health! I realise that the prices may have changed but i just thought that i would put some attraction on here, thankyou anyway thats good to know..
Everyone here is fine, thanks. I hope your family is likewise doing well :) I just thought since I had the updated info on prices I would share it. The places you mentioned are all great! It's been a few years since I went to Parc Djerba Explore, by my BIL and his family went just last month and their son loved it as much as mine! In fact, my nephew wanted to stay there and wait for the crocodile eggs to hatch! :D LOL When his mom told him it would take too long, he insisted they take and egg home :eek: and cried when they told him he couldn't :p
 

Tunisianbelle

Well-Known Member
#13
Is there anywhere reasonably priced to stay on Djerba,eg,guest houses?
If you stay away from the fancy tourist hotels and opt for a local hotel you will save a bundle!

Djerba is a very quiet, simple island though. I enjoyed:
  • The Djerba Marina and also going out on a boat ride
  • Parc Djerba Explore was fun
  • Bowling
  • The museum in Guellala
  • The town of Ajim was the 1977 location of the Mos Eisley exterior scenes in the first Star Wars movie
  • Seeing the mosque in El May
  • Fort Borj el-Kebir
  • Seeing the magic camels: A mug with a spout as a camel's head, and then a hole in the bottom and the top. You pour water into one hole, turn the camel, and the water doesn't leak out
  • Lighthouse Taguermess Le Phare
  • Café Chichkhan - quite arguably the most popular café amongst locals

A lot of people also like to visit the main Jewish synagogue is in Hara Sghira. I myslef have personally never been there.

If you are like me and LOVE food, then you absolutely HAVE to go to Midoun to a restaurant called Essofra. It serves traditional Tunisian food at very reasonable prices in an authentic atmosphere. They even let you have seconds (smaller than your original plate and they do charge a small fee - still very reasonable though).
 

ROULLA

Registered User
#14
Hi Tunisianbelle, hope that you and your family are all in good health! Hope that your nephew forgot about the eggs..I was going to mention the synagogue but i did not know if i should or not...Do you know of any cheap and cheerful accomadation in Djerba...Also i can't seem to find the address of the bowling alley in Hamamet that i went to , it's really nice...
 

Tunisianbelle

Well-Known Member
#15
When we stayed in Djerba we stayed at a hotel that gives discounts to people who work for hubbys company. Yassine's dad stayed at a local hotel -forgot the name of it- but it was nice. Very basic, but the rooms were clean and the hotel staff were nice. We were there during a January and Baba paid I think 35TND/night.

Just last month my BIL and his family went (again, I don't know which hotel they stayed in) and they paid 55TND per person/night but it was all inclusive and I think they actually stayed in the touristic zone.
 

ROULLA

Registered User
#16
The Bardo Museum, located in the suburbs of Tunis, is in itself, an
architectural landmark. Originally a 13th century Hafside
palace, it has been restored and expanded throughout the
centuries to become this superb example of Arab-Moslem
17th and 18th century architecture and decoration with its vaulted ceilings, galleries and cupolas. How fitting also that the finest collection of Roman mosaics in the world should be housed in this delightful setting !.
Closed :Mondays
Hours :04/01-09/15 :9:00-17:00
Normal Hours :9:30-16:30
Notes :Museum shop & Refreshment stand

Priceless acquisitions from all parts of the Tunisian territory
have been collected and arranged by date and place of origin
into departments corresponding to the main stages in Tunisia's history:


Traveller Description: Spectacular Roman mosaics are the high point of this museum.


Attraction type: Art gallery, History museum, Museum
Address: Le Bardo Tunis 2000
Tunisia
Tel: 216-1-513-650
Fax: 216-1-513-842
 

Sana

New Member
#17
Ohhhhhhh thank u Roulla for all these information :)
 

ROULLA

Registered User
#18
Port El Kantaoui Zoo, Tunisia
This place is called the Parc Oasis Zoo and Botanical Park and is situated right in the heart of the Resort close to the Marina and the main square. Entry into the Zoo for Adults costs 5 Dinars with half price admission for Children.
From the outside this place looks rather small so my expectations were not particularly high, but because of the low cost I think that it's worth a visit.
 

ROULLA

Registered User
#19
Oasis Park Botanical Garden and Zoo (Tunisia)
Description: Oasis Park, conveniently located in Port El Kantaoui, is home to thousands of botanical species and numerous rare and ... more
Oasis Park Botanical Garden and Zoo (Tunisia) ... exotic birds and animals.

 

ROULLA

Registered User
#20
Ohhhhhhh thank u Roulla for all these information :)
Hi Sana hope that you are in good health! Maybe you can add some attractions that are in Bizerte...:D x
 
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