Cultural Walking Tour in Tunis (Self Guided), Tunis

Tunis offers a vast range of cultural venues such as museums, galleries and theaters. Discover the history of the Tunisian postal service at Musee Postal, the evolution of cinematic technology at Musee du Cinema, or enjoy musical performances at Théâtre Municipal! Check out Musée de la ville de Tunis for great exhibitions of plastic arts, as well as other art galleries with rich collections of paintings. Check out these cultural venues in Tunis in the next walking tour.
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Cultural Walking Tour in Tunis Map

Guide Name: Cultural Walking Tour in Tunis
Guide Location: Tunisia » Tunis (See other walking tours in Tunis)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Author: leticia
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Musée du Cinema

1) Musée du Cinema

Musee du Cinema is a young museum in Tunis. This Tunisian film museum was inaugurated in 1998. It traces the evolution of cinematic technology and home theater equipment dating back to 1904. Visitors can also enjoy films that focus on the history of cinema.
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Dar Bouderbala

2) Dar Bouderbala

The Dar Bouderbala is also known as the Medina Gallery. It is located in the city center in a gorgeous 19th century medina house. This modern art gallery holds occasional exhibitions of contemporary Tunisian painters and its goal is to promote young Tunisian talent.
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Mausoleum et Musee Sidi Bou Khrissan

3) Mausoleum et Musee Sidi Bou Khrissan

Musee Lapidaire Sidi Bou Khrissan, or Mausoleum et Musee Sidi Bou Khrissan, is a small museum of elaborate carved tombstones. It also contains a vast collection of funerary monuments.
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Dar Hussein

4) Dar Hussein

Dar Hussein is a wonderful and splendid palace. Its marble courtyard with surrounded columns is fantastic! Appreciate finely worked stucco arcades and the gallery’s colored ceramic tiles and stucco! Nowadays this splendid palace houses offices of the Institut National du Patrimoine (the National Heritage Institute).
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Musée Postal

5) Musée Postal (must see)

Inaugurated on July 25th, 1959 at the time of the celebration of the Festival of the Republic, the museum of the P.T.T of Tunis, with its very rich and varied collections, recalls with eloquence the history of the organized Post Office, air and electric telegraphy and telephony in Tunisia of 1847 to our days.

Here you will see a rich collection of Tunisian stamps dating from the 19th century to the present, along with various historic items such as old telephones. Everything is very well displayed and in addition, you will find the history of the first parcel sent by Mr. Roland Garros de France to the town of Bizerte.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 7:30am-1:30pm (Jul-Aug)
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Musée de la Ville de Tunis

6) Musée de la Ville de Tunis (must see)

A superb historical monument situated in the heart of the Medina of Tunis, the former Palais Kheireddine, or "fine white façades building", is now home to the Musée de la Ville de Tunis. This museum meets international standards of safety and conservation of work, housing high-level exhibitions of plastic arts and interesting temporary exhibitions every year.
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Théâtre Municipal

7) Théâtre Municipal (must see)

The Municipal Theater of Tunis is located in the former 19th century Palais du Theatre. Unique in the Medina, it is a sort of Palladian villa behind high walls and reflects the growing taste for all Italian things in 19th century Tunis. It offers different performances including opera, ballet, and symphonic concerts.

Tip:
Ticket boxes are on the right side of the building, and you can check if there are any shows in there. It is always better to book in advance. Make sure you choose your seat properly when buying tickets.

Walking Tours in Tunis, Tunisia

Create Your Own Walk in Tunis

Create Your Own Walk in Tunis

Creating your own self-guided walk in Tunis is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Tunis is a large city with a great deal of charm accumulated over the centuries. Overlooking a large Mediterranean gulf, the city abounds in historic and cultural attractions: ancient ruins, old mosques, aristocratic palaces and lots of other interesting pieces of Arabic architecture. The French influence is also very much present. Follow this orientation walk to discover the main attractions of...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 Km or 3.6 Miles
Tunis Shopping Spots Tour

Tunis Shopping Spots Tour

Shopping in Tunis is certainly an art. Outside official shops, it contains various souks, which offer a rich selection of handicrafts of incomparable beauty, traditional Tunisian clothes, original souvenirs, excellent works of art and crafts. Don’t be afraid of the inflated prices. Bargain and act disinterested and you will get an excellent deal. All this makes shopping more fun!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Religious Buildings Walking Tour in Tunis

Religious Buildings Walking Tour in Tunis

Being the oldest part of Tunis, Medina is packed with a number of great mosques of both religious and historical value. Most of them have high minarets, marble columns, beautifully decorated prayer rooms and mausoleums of famous people. Mosquée Zitouna, built in the 9th century, is the Tunisian jewel.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
Carthage Walking Tour

Carthage Walking Tour

Carthage is an ancient place of archaeological and architectural value. Its unique architecture tells about the rich history and wealth of this great strategic site for different empires such as the Phoenicians, the Punics and the Romans. Check out these interesting places in the next walking tour!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
Carthage Ruins Walking Tour

Carthage Ruins Walking Tour

Carthage is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a unique place of archaeological and cultural value. It houses ruins of great buildings, theaters, villas, baths, houses and columns from the great Punic and Roman empires. Take the following tour to discover ancient Carthage!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles
Habib Bourguiba Avenue Walking Tour in Tunis

Habib Bourguiba Avenue Walking Tour in Tunis

The famous Tunisian Habib Bourguiba Avenue is located in New Town, or Ville Nouvelle, in the new part of the city. This Tunisian Champs Elysees houses the well-known Monumental Clock, the Art Nouveau National Theater of Tunis, the luxurious and prestigious Hôtel Africa, Cathédrale Saint Vincent de Paul and Bab El Bahr (Porte de France). Follow this walking tour and enjoy all the great sights...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles

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