Tunis Tourism

Tunis (Arabic: تونس‎‎ ) is both the capital and the largest city of Tunisia. The greater metropolitan area of Tunis, often referred to as Grand Tunis, holds some 2,700,000 inhabitants. Situated on a large Mediterranean Sea gulf (the Gulf of Tunis), behind the Lake of Tunis and the port of La Goulette (Ḥalq il-Wād), the city extends along the coastal plain and the hills that surround it. At its core lies its antic medina, a World Heritage Site. Beyond this district lie the suburbs of Carthage, La Marsa, and Sidi Bou Said. Just through the Sea Gate (also known as the Bab el Bahr and the Porte de France) begins the modern city, or Ville Nouvelle, transversed by the grand Avenue Habib Bourguiba (often referred to by popular press and travel guides as "the Tunisian Champs-Élysées"), where the colonial-era buildings provide a clear contrast to smaller, older structures. As the capital city of the country, Tunis is the focus of Tunisian political and administrative life; it is also the centre of the country's commercial activity. The expansion of the Tunisian economy in recent decades is reflected in the booming development of the outer city where one can see clearly the social challenges brought about by rapid modernization in Tunisia.


Is Tunis in Tunisia on your travel bucket list? This online travel guide is all you need to have before planning your trip. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Tunis

  • Know the pollution level of Tunis before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 62.88 (High)
    • Water Pollution 62.07 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 44.83 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 69.35 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 54.03 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 77.59 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 62.9 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 68.55 (High)
  • How safe is Tunis for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tunis.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.11 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 49.62 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 33.73 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 38.08 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 52.38 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 38.89 (Low)
    • Drug offense 38.89 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 74.22 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 45.77 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 36.29 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.59 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 42.58 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Tunis is 115.43 (High)

    • Safety Index 55.61 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 93.24 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 73 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 34.4 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 28.36 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 55.45 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.35 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 36.06 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Tunis

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.52 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.22 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.56 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45.16 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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