Tunisia – relaxation for everyone
Tunisia is the capital city of the country of the same name. It will make you dizzy from everything around you: the noise of numerous bazaars, the echo of distant prayers and calls, the strict classics in almost all architecture inherited from France, wide spacious boulevards, open cafes where you can drink aromatic coffee with a bun or croissant. In general, Tunisia will definitely take possession of you, surprise and rub itself into rare trust.
Shops and shopping in the city
Old Tunisia is a successful combination of local exoticism and the concept of the whole East. The entrance to it is located near the clock tower on Habib Bourguiba Avenue, more precisely, at its very end. Here you can buy what the Republic is rich in, and these are leather and jewelry, carpets, incense, chasing and ceramic dishes. And in the neighborhood a supermarket has been built, where everyone buys fine local wines, dates, olive oil.
Brand clothes should be bought all on the same avenue or in the VIP-area with the name “Lake Shore”. The latter is just one huge boutique in which you will buy things from famous designers for ridiculous money. From the “European” one has the opportunity to purchase French underwear of any company literally for a penny.
Sights, entertainments and excursions in Tunisia
Naturally, the main attraction and entertainment is the old city, the medina. In addition to it, you should see the Zituna mosque, that is, the “Olive Mosque”. Zituna has become a real symbol of the religious sphere of Tunisia. Zituna Mosque is considered the most revered in the whole country.
Mosques of the city are open to people of other faiths, but it is forbidden to go beyond the territory of the courtyard. Gentiles have no access to the prayer hall, and are unlikely to be. There are no strict requirements for clothes, but it is better not to go to the mosque in tops and shorts. Keep in mind that on Fridays not a single mosque works, this is a holy day for Muslims.
Tourbet el-Bey is the burial place of the once reigning bei. Unexpectedly, the tombstone is made in the form of a headdress, which the buried liked. In addition to the standard turban, you can even find a small felt shesha.
Dar Ben Abdallah – the home of a wealthy family of the XIX century, a kind of museum. To understand how Tunisia’s bourgeois class lived, you just need to carefully examine the building. The interior has not been specifically changed since the nineteenth century.
But the main fun and “attraction” among tourists is the markets. They specialize in Tunisia: for example, the wedding market, woolen, leather goods, perfumes, sheshiy and so on.
In the new part of the city, the iron clock tower, a kind of “Big Ben” in Tunisia, attracts attention. She was raised to the Day of Transformation. Not far from the main entrance to the old city, a Catholic cathedral was built. In its construction several styles are mixed at once. Anyone can appreciate the inner beauty, the entrance is open every day. On the contrary, there is a drama theater. The facade is similar to the connected “marshmallows”. Many have a strange desire to bite off a bite.
At the beginning of one of the avenues among the eastern buildings is a lonely Orthodox church. Blue chapters stand out among a number of offices. The idea of creation was conceived in 1920. Father Dmitry serves in the church, a Russian. To enter the Church of the Nativity of Christ, you just need to ring the doorbell.
Tunisia is not at all a simple city. At the same time, it is provincial, and very modern, developing, both western and eastern. One cannot fail to fall in love with this exciting mixture of traditions of Europe, the Mediterranean, the East and Africa.