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The Karting Of Monastir

THE KARTING OF MONASTIR

 

The Karting of Monastir has two Circuits, an adult of 980 meters and a child circuit of 250 meters. You can organize karting tournaments in group of friends, days for students, companies, with lunch included at very good price.

It also has a cafeteria, an excellent Mexican restaurant and a party area.

Open every day from 16h to 00h in summer and from 11h to 20h during other seasons.

 

Straight line: 124 meters

Best time: 34,969 in ~ 650 meters

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Ennejma Ezzahra Palace

Ennejma Ezzahra Palace

Ennejma Ezzahra, or Baron d'Erlanger's house, is one of the most beautiful houses in modern Tunisia. Built between 1912 and 1922, the house was entirely designed by the client himself with a modest assistance from an architect at the beginning of the project.
The house overlooks the bay of Tunis and is located on a steep slope of the Cape Carthage promontory. The Baron has brought for the realization of his work the best craftsmen of Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt for the work of wood, painted wood, marble and stucco (naqch hadida). Electricity and plumbing were provided by French and Italian technicians.
The architectural and decorative elements are of great finesse and are part of the Islamic style, more exactly Moorish. The various geometric shapes of the false ceiling and moucharabiehs as well as the beauty of the gardens and terraces return all visitors to the majestic palaces of Andalusia.
First monument listed since the independence of Tunisia, the Ennejma Ezzahra Palace is currently the Center for Arab and Mediterranean Music. It hosts each year the International Festival of Spiritual Music, some concerts of Mediterranean music as well as conferences. The visit of this wonderful monument is highly recommended for any visitor to the northern suburbs of Tunis.

Sidi Bousaid, Tunisia

The El Feija National Park

The El Feija National Park

The El Feija National Park is located in northwestern Tunisia, at the extreme west of the Jendouba delegation and a few kilometers from the Tunisian-Algerian border.
The park covers an area of ​​2,632 Ha and culminates at Djebel Statir at 1150m. It was created in 1990 to preserve a mountainous ecosystem characteristic of the Kroumirie Mountains.
The park of El Feija represents a dense forest, mainly of zeen oaks and cork oaks associated with arbutus, myrtle ... It is watered by about twenty sources.
The landscape in El Feija is organized as follows: a high subera that covers the moderate altitudes gives way to a zenai that dominates the summits. The water flows in abundance on a floor often completely covered with oak leaves. By suddenly meeting a rough terrain, it forms a small waterfall.
The main objective of the creation of the El Feija National Park was the preservation of a mammal endemic to North Africa that was at risk of extinction: the Berber deer. An enclosure that extends over 417Ha has been developed to preserve this species.
The park is home to other species of mammals, birds and reptiles.
An eco-museum at the entrance of the park exposes the scientific characteristics of the natural environment in El Feija and its components.

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Djebel Serj

DJEBEL SERJ

Jebel Serj is a limestone mountain located in the center of Tunisia, on the Tunisian road. It rises to 1,357 meters above sea level. It is located twenty kilometers southeast of Siliana and sixty kilometers northwest of Kairouan, in the middle of the ridge, halfway between Grombalia and the Jebel Tamsmida. It is about five kilometers wide and twenty kilometers long. The origin of the name "serj" comes from the particular shape of a ridge of the mountain that is close to the shape of a saddle. This rapprochement has fueled many legends and myths around the formation of this singularity in the neighboring populations of Jebel.

The region was declared a national park by the decree of March 29, 2010. It has an area of ​​17.2 km2. This mountain is considered as a high place of speleology in Tunisia: there are indeed the most beautiful cavities observed so far including Aïn Dhab and the Cave Mine.

El Kef, Tunisia

The Roman Theater Of Carthage

The Roman theater of Carthage

It is a building of imposing dimensions whose capacity of reception is higher than 10.000 spectators.
Built in the middle of the second century, it has the particularity of leaning against a hill, without leaning on it. Indeed, its stands are based on a complex system of arches that protect it from the movement of the ground.
In addition to theatrical performances, this space hosted various literary events and the famous Apuleius declaimed many works.
Destroyed during the fifth century by the vandals, it was exhumed in the late nineteenth century, partially restored and reused for the presentation of plays or musical galas.
Since the 60s, and after further restorations, this theater hosts every summer a major cultural event: the international festival of Carthage where occur the greatest stars of the song, the renowned theatrical companies as well as the national and national folk troupes. international.
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Carthage, Tunisia

Tophet Of Carthage

The Tophet of Carthage

Located in the immediate vicinity of the Punic ports, the tophet is a sacred enclosure in which the Punics made sacrifices in honor of the protective deities of Carthage, Baal Hammon and Tanit. For a long time prevailed the idea, now disputed by some specialists, that the sacrificed were children immolated in acts of redemption or thanksgiving. And the site has actually delivered, in its deepest layers, the oldest, urns containing children's ashes. In the upper layers of this "funerarium", the receptacles (stone urns or mini-sarcophagi) contain animal bones.
The site consists of a tunnel sheltering the offerings still buried in the ground, of a garden where are exposed cippes and steles in sandstone or limestone which surmounted these offerings, as well as of an altar where was supposed to take place the ritual of sacrifice.

Carthage, Tunisia

Museum Of Sfax

Archaeological Museum of Sfax

This museum is located in the center of the modern city and houses collections that cover all the eras of the history of Tunisia with objects from the city and its surroundings but also from more distant sites. He has just undergone a "facelift" which has refreshed him and made his visit all the more enjoyable.
Most of the collections are from Roman times and come from the archaeological site of Thyna (Thaenae) located about a dozen kilometers south of Sfax; but other sites (Taparura - the old Sfax, Louza, Mahrès).
Other civilizations are also represented in this museum, from prehistory (objects from distant western steppes) to the early Islamic era or more recent local dynasties.
The collections are displayed in this two-level room according to modern standards; Signage and explanatory panels in several languages ​​make the visit more useful and enjoyable.

Sfax, Tunisia

Museum Of Monastir

Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions
Monastir


The Tunisian Sahel region, rich in a generous nature and the labor of its children, has very early developed craft activities that substantially complement the resources provided by the land or by the sea and which, for luxury goods, contribute to to durably hoard the fruit of daily work. This is how the craft of weaving, especially that of silk, and that of precious metals, have for centuries held the backbone of artisanal activities, in front of the work of clay, that of wood etc. All this is reflected in the museum of arts and popular traditions of Monastir where, however, the traditional costume, especially the female one, holds a place of choice.
In traditional society, the bride's trousseau (costumes, ornaments, woven domestic effects or copper objects, etc.) is held as a "risk capital" for difficult moments. Also, in quantity as in quality, the families are trying to equip their girls with valuable trousseaux: the outfits in very large numbers (dozens for the light pieces) and, for the ceremonial costumes, a very rich decoration, the embroidery is always in gold and silver thread, not counting jewelry.
All this wealth is exhibited at the Monastir Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions.

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Dar Jellouli Museum

Dar Jellouli Museum
Sfax

In a patrician house of the eighteenth century, in the heart of the medina of the southern capital, was built this regional museum of arts and popular traditions.
The local itself, a legacy of one of the largest families of the Sfaxian bourgeoisie, presents itself, behind a relatively modest facade, in the purest classical style of Tunisian homes. Around a square courtyard are arranged, one on each side, the inverted "T" shaped living rooms and, with the "living room" facing the front door, with the reduced space is flanked and serve as storage rooms as storage and with the ends of the main part arranged in alcoves to accommodate beds, these rooms are as many apartments inhabited by the descendants generally grouped around the patriarch. Dar Jallouli was built on two floors.
It is in these rooms, especially those on the ground floor, that paintings of traditional daily life in the city of Sfax have been reconstructed, marked by the seal of the urban-rural duality; the population spending a good part of the year in the jnên (kind of haciendas) which surrounded the city until recently.

Sfax, Tunisia

Dar Ben Abdallah Museum

Dar Ben Abdallah Museum
Tunis

It is a palace of the nineteenth century, inlaid in the heart of the medina, which has been converted into a museum of arts and popular traditions. This palace consists of a main residence, annex apartments and outbuildings, all constituting a real small city closed on itself around a plot communicating with the rest of the neighborhood by a massive door.
If the main body of the palace was designed in the traditional style of North African homes, with a monumental entrance overlooking a chicane hall, itself leading to a large paved square courtyard, embellished with a marble basin and lined on its four sides of "apartments" which each welcomed a family. If the layout of the "apartments" is classic, T-shaped overturned, the decoration, it is a curious mixture of Andalusian and Italianate styles.
The exhibition occupies the rooms of the hall and the ground floor of the main body of the palace. It is, for the most part, objects lining the life of the Tunisian population of the nineteenth century. And so, paintings restoring different scenes of everyday life or solemn moments were reconstructed in the different rooms to show attitudes or products of traditional craftsmanship. The appendices host occasional exhibitions or collections of handicrafts.

Tunis, Tunisia