According to Itypeusa, the main attraction of Tunisia is the huge National Library, located in the capital. It keeps collections of books reflecting the history of the state in different eras. The Republic of Tunisia is famous for its beautiful museums: the Postal Museum, the Museum of Traditional Heritage of Tunisia and the Sidi Bou-Chrissan Museum, which keep the history of the country and its heroes. In Tunisia, as in most other Arab countries, incredible attention is paid to the religious side of life, therefore, a lot of the most beautiful religious buildings can be found in this wonderful country. Examples are places of pilgrimage for Muslims, the Yusuf Bey Mosque, the Great Mosque, the Kasbah Mosque, as well as the only Anglican Church of St. George in the country. An unexpected attraction for an African country in the Republic of Tunisia is a huge zoo, collected an incredible number of animal species of the mainland. Often, tourists who come to Tunisia exclusively to relax are most attracted not by the variety of Arabic-style architecture and not by temples and mosques dedicated to local spiritual mentors, but by the beautiful clean Mediterranean beaches covered with yellow-brown sand. In addition, there are many places in the Republic of Tunisia, visiting which will have a favorable effect on your health, these are boiling baths known since the time of Carthage. As well as a pair of sea water – a bewitching sight, believe me! Those who come to this country should definitely visit the international cultural center, which consists of the most luxurious hotel complexes located in the shade of gardens. Carthage has been a self-evident property of Tunisia for many hundreds of years. This architectural miracle was founded in 814 BC, but the remains of the buildings of the Capitol of the times of the Roman Empire, the fragments of the amphitheater that accommodated 50 thousand spectators, the ruins of the baths of Antonius and the churches of Byzantium have survived to this day. An excursion to the Ateban Mausoleum, whose construction dates back to the 3rd-2nd centuries BC, will impress and certainly remain in your memory. In addition, you should definitely go on a sightseeing tour to the ruins of Bizerte, the ancient Spanish bastion. You can pamper your body with a beautiful and healthy Mediterranean tan in the resort of Djerba, which is connected to the continent by an old road built back in the days of the ancient Roman Empire. Or in the now popular resort of Port El Kantaoui, rightfully called the pearl of tourism – on its territory there is a huge variety of luxury hotels and villas, as well as a diving center and a yacht club.
National cuisine of Tunisia
As the inhabitants of Tunisia themselves say, their cuisine consists exclusively of food filled to the brim with the sun. In different parts of the country, the cuisine is distinguished by its unique features, and only exceptional gourmets can appreciate it. In fact, Tunisian cuisine is a special mixture of Eastern and European cooking traditions. A feature of the cuisine of this country is the constant use of various herbs and spices, thanks to which local dishes are especially spicy and have a pleasant spicy aroma. The use of exceptionally high-quality olive oil means a lot in local cuisine. Most of the cuisine, the inhabitants of Tunisia season with Harris sauce, which is made from red pepper, olive oil, garlic and herbs. To taste, this seasoning is very similar to the traditional Caucasian adjika, except perhaps without salt. When Tunisians eat, they also eat quite large amounts of bread – this, perhaps, makes them look like Russians. On the table there must be pita bread or a pancake loaf, which, according to tradition, is broken off by hand. There is no pork on the Tunisian menu, because it is still a Muslim country. This type of meat is replaced with goat meat, lamb, veal, various types of game and fish. In the Tunisian Republic, you can buy meat in pairs. Most often it is lamb or beef, although you can even find camel meat if you wish. Only “kebab” is prepared from minced meat here. In other cases, meat is cooked in pieces on braziers or skewers. Oil is not added when frying meat on a brazier, which has a great effect on its taste. Fish here is much more expensive than meat, and therefore is valued many times higher. In the sea waters of the country there are sea bream, sardines, tuna and a huge number of varieties of fish. Especially popular in the Tunisian menu is tuna. By the way, some believe that it was from this fish that the name of the state came. The cheapest in Tunisia are sardines and mackerel, shrimp and shellfish are a little more expensive, and cuttlefish and octopus meat, as in most countries, is a delicacy here. Side dishes in Tunisian cuisine are prepared mainly from legumes, rice, vegetables and fruits in various combinations. Among dairy products, Tunisians prefer only cheese. Tourists should take a closer look at the lamb in a pot, Shorba soup, as well as the local omelette with the addition of chicken meat. The national drink of Tunisia is green tea with mint. It is served here very hot and sweet. For lovers of the exotic, there is an option to try palm milk.