The capital city of Tunisia, with a population of over 2, 3 million in its greater metropolitan area, the city can be found on the Mediterranean. The city is split into two sections the Old Parts ‘The Medina’ a colorful part, made up of small streets and alleys and the new city ‘Ville Nouvelle’ . The city is served by the Tunis-Carthage Airport only 5 miles away from the city center, the city is also served by a port with ferries coming from France and Italy. By suing the HAPPYCAR online comparison portal, we check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website to provide you with the best deals on a car hire to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific needs. You have the options of choosing car size, pick up location and type of insurance to ensure you get the best deal on a great car hire!
Found in the center of the ‘Medina’ is the oldest mosque in the city, dating back to 732, The Zitouna Mosque although it was rebuilt in the 9th century, the structure incorporates about 200 Roman pillars which were salvaged from the ruins of the ancient Carthage Suburb. The mosque covers an area over 1 acre and has many entrances, it also known to be one of the finest universities in the Islamic world.
Carthage: although not within the city center but about 10 miles north, this suburb is well worth a visit to with you hire car Tunis, Carthage was one the center of a powerful trading empire in the Mediterranean, in 146 BC the city was sacked by the Roman Empire, it would late become the capital of Roman province of Africa after being redeveloped. Ancient sights here include the ruins of the largest roman baths found outside of Rome, a number of houses, take a walk through and get a feel for the history. There is also a famous and historic Christian temple Basilica of Saint-Cyprien, it is believed the temple is dedicated to the safety of seafarers, there is a great ocean view which can be enjoyed from here.
Bardo National Museum: found just over 2 miles from the city center is this fantastic museum, located in a fantastic palace dating back to the 13th century, The Husseinite Palace, there are major collections from ancient Greece, Tunisia and the Islamic world, it also has one of the finest collections of Roman mosaics in the world.
Carthage Museum and the Acropolium: most of the artifacts and remnants which have been evacuated from the ruins of Carthage had been put into this museum, such as mosaics and coffins, the grounds have the ruins of a church, sculptures and offers fantastic views of the coast and sea.
As already stated the small but ancient suburb of Carthage is just a short journey away with your hire car Tunis and is highly recommended. Other destinations which you can go to with rental car Tunis are El Kef and Sfax, El kaf has a population of 45,000 and is about 109 miles away from Tunis, so it’s possible to make a day trip here. The city is built on the Terbersouk mountains, its main sights include the Byzantine Kasbah and its Medina. The small town of Sfax is also well connected to the capital city, the city is great to just get lost in and for its Medina.
Whatever you decide to do with you trip to the Tunisian capital, a short city break, business or an extended trip taking in other destinations, having a car rental Tunis gives you the freedom to do so.