"From mighty empire to sleepy suburb" Top 5 Page for this destination Carthage by brazwhazz

Carthage Travel Guide: 134 reviews and 494 photos

When walking from one Carthage attraction to the next, it is somewhat disconcerting to see how one of the most important trading ports of Antiquity has gradually declined into a quiet suburban area of the region's new capital, Tunis.

Nevertheless, Carthage still has enough remains from the Phoenician, and especially Roman, empires to be included on UNESCO's World Heritage List and, more importantly, to make an enjoyable day trip from Tunis. Carthage is also right next to Sidi Bou Said, a charming suburban town where you can kick back after a day of archeological exploring. (See my Sidi Bou Said page.)

Our favourite spots were Byrsa Hill (where you will find the Carthage Museum and the former Cathedral of St. Louis) and the Antonine Baths.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Fascinating pieces of history spread all over town
  • Cons:Not much in the way of restaurants or cafes; go to Sidi Bou Said
  • Last visit to Carthage: Feb 2006
  • Intro Written Jun 9, 2006
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