Sousse, in the city of a thousand faces in a lively, moderated by the joy of living of the inhabitants (the third largest city in Tunisia, with 84,000 inhab.) And the modern districts that bloom every summer. Located in the Gulf of Hammamet, which offers all cargo ships in a port city near the marina in a beautiful shade of blue and white.

The beautiful city of Sousse is a favorite of visitors who travel in Tunisia. It's called "The Pearl of the Sahel region in which is the capital. And because the sunny beaches are an attraction more than enough to stay in many hotels that accompanies it. The richness of its history, in fact, a Business mandatory. Sousse fact is also an ancient port city, with thousands of art and cultural factors that make it an important reference point in terms of historical events that have marked Tunisia. Hadrumetum city was founded by the Phoenicians, which became one of the largest malls in the Mediterranean. During the Third Punic War, became one of the largest cities and next to Rome that allowed him to become a free city, which then lost when an alliance with Pompey against Caesar. In the 98 to 111 AD under Trajan, became an important city devoted to trade, then a colony and adorned with splendid monuments, before being declared capital of the province Byzacène and become an important center of Christian outreach . During the various dominations that followed, the city of Sousse, retains its importance and the vandals who called Hunericopolis during Byzantine rule, which took the name Justinianopolis. N'acceptèrent Arabs not to leave the Christians are emparèrent after a long siege. The city of Sousse (name probably of Berber origin) had a favorable period, until the ninth century to experience the joy and the alternation of disappointments. In fact, it was occupied by the Normans, ruled by the Almoravids in the twelfth century, once again attacked by the Spanish, then by the French and Venetians in the eighteenth century. The aspect that is often presented Sousse Tunisia, which has preserved almost intact its great medina, surrounded by walls, but at around the port area, has developed a modern urban fabric of European type.
Key places to visit:

Ribat (monastery fortress), inside the medina, was built around 796 and is considered one of the largest in the Islamic Maghreb.

The Great Mosque was built in 851, during the reign of Amir Abbas Mohammed Aboul Aghlabids as coufique register on the porch in front of the prayer hall.

La Kasbah, a fortified citadel situated in a strategic location particulièremement of Medina, is characterized by high tower Khalef (8 meters wide and 30 meters high minarets Aghlabids prototype), battlements and consists of two parts that overlap a defensive signaling (Manar) and, therefore, also used as a lighthouse. This tower (of 859) was the center around which were built in successive stages, buildings that are currently part of the Kasbah, namely, the eleventh, thirteenth and eighteenth centuries. The area of ​​2,250 km in circumference, which included the original port and arsenal, 8 doors, but had more than 3, the Bab el-Gharbi (Western Gate), Bab el - Djedid (East Gate) and Bab el-Bahr (Sea Gate, which was erected at the time of direct access to ships inside the port city). It was rebuilt in 859 by Khalef released on the ruins of the walls of Justinianopolis.

The Archaeological Museum, situated in the fortress overlooking the Medina, this second collection of mosaics in Tunisia after Bardo in Tunis.

The medina or Arab city, with its typical narrow streets and souks certainly worth the detour.

The Kahouat Koubba was probably part of a group of monuments dating from the late eleventh or twelfth century. Particularly original, the building has attracted attention for its decoration on the front porch of the upper half-circle with a carved shell, surrounded by 3 voussures based on 3 columns on both sides of the door, the dome whose interior has slots for radiant tube cul-de-on the basis of four niches angle 4, corresponding to a decoration more out (however, the exterior of the dome is coated ribs in a zig-zag) and its dome flat elongated transverse slots warheads.

The catacombs, the number of 3 (Good Shepherd, and Hermes Severo) and located 1.5 km from Sousse, it is worth. They were the funerals of the first Christian centuries III and IV and 240 galleries, containing 15,000 graves, covering 5 kilometers of labyrinths. A small part gives visitors the chance to find a guard


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