Attractions in Hammamet (Tunisia), what to see

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In the heart of Hammamet attractions are not very many and most of them can be explored in one trip. But it does not matter, because from Hammamet offers enough interesting excursions and in other parts of the country. Here is a typical tour that you can buy in Hammamet:

  • Zoo Friguia
  • Examination of the ruins of Carthage, a visit to the city of Sidi Bou said and the capital city of Tunisia
  • Sea voyage on a pirate ship (tickets: adult 45 Dinar, kids 22,5)
  • The journey to the Sahara

In the Central part of Hammamet are located mainly traditional and historic places: the Medina, the Ribat fortress, the Museum of Ethnography, the Great Mosque. To explore all these places are just beating them on foot as they are located from each other not too far.

The rest of Hammamet sights scattered around the city and visiting them on foot is not so simple. Definitely worth a visit: the Villa of George Sebastian; amusement Park Carthage Land, Ruins Pupput.

Medina Of Hammamet (Medina)

Медина, Хаммамет (фото с сайта

Of the attractions in Hammamet worth a look in the Medina (old town) to enjoy the traditional atmosphere of the city, and to combine this walk with a visit of shops, markets and shops located here. The territory of Medina started to be built with the 904 it is surrounded by solid walls with a length of 300x100 m, which in its history has changed after the aggressive attacks. The entrance is via a gate which are only on three sides: North, East and South. The main entrance is through updated Bab El Souk (Market gate), built in the shape of a castle. In the market you can buy rugs, clothes, Souvenirs, spices, jewellery, ceramics, leather goods and much more. In the South-East of Medina is bordered the local cemetery, where there are old Christian tombs. In addition to shopping in the Medina you can eat in one of the many cafes or eateries, but if you want to look in the cafe Sidi Bou Hdid (located on the coast near the Kasbah), was originally the mausoleum of Sidi Bou Hdid and dine there. In the Medina are the Great Mosque, Ribat fortress and the historical Museum.

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

🕐 Time of work: round the clock

🚶 How to get: Medina is located in Central Hammamet, close to port. Medina of Hammamet on the map

The Great Mosque (Great Mosque)

In the Medina is one of the oldest mosques is the Great mosque or Mosque of the olive, built in 1236, with a rectangular minaret, completed in the 15th century, the Minaret was renovated in the 1970-ies. According to legend, the mosque was built on the spot where grew an olive tree. This place is considered sacred, and therefore in the vicinity of the Mosque located madrassas – religious schools to study the Koran. Entrance to non-Muslims inside to pray is prohibited.

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

🕐 Working time: time moliv

🚶 How to get there: the Great Mosque is located in Medina. The great Mosque of Hammamet on the map

The Museum "Dar Hammamet" (Dar Hammamet)

It is a private Museum of national costumes is located in the Medina. The Museum presents a collection of traditional wedding outfits. Here you will learn about Tunisian wedding ceremony and will see seven dresses that the bride wears during home in every girl's life ceremony.

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: 2 Dinara (refer to the currency of Tunisia, exchange rate)

🕐 Working time: 8.00-18.00

🚶 How to get: Medina, street of Sidi Abdallah.

Fort-fortress of Ribat (Ribat) or the Kasbah (Kasbah)

One of the main attractions that worth a visit is the Spanish fortress of Ribat. It is on the coast and is adjacent to the Medina. Was built in the 12th century (according to other sources in the 10th century), subsequently rebuilt due to the predatory raids of the knights of Malta, pirates. Last time it was restored in the period from 1977 to 1979. The fortress is square-shaped with a height of 13 meters, the watchtower, several internal rooms and an entrance to the fortress. Inside is a small Museum and the mausoleum of the monk-warrior Boali Sidi (Sidi Bouali), outdoor exhibits of antique guns. From the walls you can see stunning views of the beach, Bay and city.

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: 7 Dinar, camera – 1 Dinar

🕐 Working time: from April to September 8.30 – 19.00, from October to March – 9.00 – 17.00

🚶 How to get: Medina. Redoubt fortress on a map of Hammamet

Villa George Sebastian (Sebastian's Villa)

The unique architecture of the house George Sebastian– the first Europeans, of Romanian origin, settled there in 1920 After the death of George Sebastian Villa is repeatedly passed from owner to owner, in 1964 she was purchased by the city administration. The Villa is a leisurely stroll through the garden with rare species of plants and trees along the pool framed by columns, and also to go inside the house and see the rooms. Adjacent to the house territory in 1964, built the Amphitheater where every year in July-August is held the international cultural festival, which attracts participants from around the world. No wonder, in Hammamet like the rest famous actors and other celebrities.

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: 2 Dinara

🕐 Working time: daily from 8.00 to 18.00

🚶 How to get there: the Villa is located on Avenue des Nations Unies 2-3 km from the city centre to the West, it is better to get there by taxi. Villa George Sebastian on a map of Hammamet

Amusement Park Carthage Land (Carthage Land)

Парк развлечений

A huge complex of entertainment, Carthage Land, built in 2003 and offers great fun for the whole family. Entertainment presented for every taste and age. The entire complex is divided into themed zones: Carthage Land with several rides for children and adults; Ali Baba (Ali Baba) - attractions for children from one year to 12 years; the journey to Medina (Medina voyage) with a visit to the Museum about the culture and religion, entertainment center "1001 nights", theme "the adventures of Barbarossa", "the Voyage of Hanno around Africa", "the Transition of Hannibal across the Alps" and a cinema; a small mini zoo (birds, ostriches, turtles, fish, monkeys, tigers, ponies, camels); Water Park (Aqualand) with slides of different heights and configuration, pools for children and adults. Also on site you can eat in cafes or eateries.

💵 Entrance fee / cost of tickets: for a fee, for example, the entire complex, including visiting some of the attractions of Cartagena, zones, Ali Baba and the Medina Trip, water Park and cinema is regardless of the age of 33 dinars for one. If you wish, you can select one or more zones, the price varies. More information can be found on the website (in French)

🕐 Working time: 10.00-19.00, January, is open only on Saturday and Sunday

🚶 How to get: area of Yasmine Hammamet, Rue de la Médina, Hammamet 08050. Amusement Park Carthage Land Hammamet on the map

The Flipper Aquapark (Aquapark Flipper)

Great place for relaxation and entertainment. This small Park is interesting for adults and children. Here are a dozen slides of varying heights and complexity of pools of different depths. The attentive staff cares about the safety of tourists, as well as conducting animation programmes. In the Park you can eat at the cafe.

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: 15 dinars (adult), 10 Dinar (children's)

🕐 Working time: from 15 may to 15 September from 10.00 to 17.00

🚶 How to get there: 5,5 km from the city centre to the North along the coast (behind hotel Le President). Aqua Park flipper Hammamet on the map

Ruins Pupput (Pupput Roman Site)

Руины Пуппут (фото с сайта

One of the most popular sites. On the site of the Phoenician settlement (I century BC), and later captured by the Roman legions during II century was founded the city of Pupput (later Hammamet), he was a very developed city. Here was a temple, amphitheatre and the houses, the Thermae (baths). In 1303, the town was looted and destroyed by Catalan pirates almost to the ground. To date, of this settlement were the ruins, in some places towering remains of columns, ruins of houses and the Roman baths, wonderfully preserved part of the mosaic paintings of the Byzantine period on the walls. A few hundred meters from the remnants of the city you can see the open and closed graves, dated II-III centuries.

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: 4 Dinara

🕐 Working time: APR - Sep: 09.00-19.00, Oct - March 09.00-17.00

🚶 How to get there: located in Yasmine Hammamet, near the hotel Paradis Palace. Ruins Pupput on the map of Hammamet

Zoo Friguia (Friguia Park)

The zoo, spread over the territory of 36 hectares, was opened in 2000. Located between the Sousse and Hammamet near the village Bouficha. Currently, the zoo includes animals 412, represented by 61 species. Visitors will be able to walk through the Park and see African flora and fauna. The animals here are kept in conditions close to natural, free, or in spacious houses. Over the predators built suspension bridges from which to watch them. Among the animals living here, you will see elephants, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, hyenas, zebras, ostriches, crocodiles, turtles, birds and others.

In the Park there are many cafes, souvenir shops. Is a colorful presentation of the Berbers, you can ride a camel, pony. The Park is the Dolphinarium, where at a certain time (11.00, 16.00 hours.) performances of dolphins (entrance fee). Overall, the Park Friguia will be very interesting for walking with children, and in adults will cause a lot of positive emotions. Read more about the Park Friguia can be found on the website (English and French).

💵 Entrance fee / tickets cost: adult 7 Dinar, children (under 12 years) - 4 dinars, children under 3 years stay free of charge

🕐 Working time: APR - Sep: 9.00-17.00 from October to March - 9.00-16.00, Monday – day off

🚶 How to get there: by taxi (it is desirable to arrange the trip round-trip and waiting time, couple of hours is enough); by train (the stop is called "Friguia Park" and is located in 200 m from the Park), but, in practice, to rely on this mode of transport is not necessary, because the trains are often late, don't have to stop at the right stop or not come, although it is a good option. Zoo Friguia on the map of Hammamet

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Natalia D. 26 August, 2018
And I went to Tunisia this year for the second time. Last year was on the island of Djerba, this year in Hammamet. Both times very much! If last year enjoyed the beauty of the island, the service and hospitality of the hotel, this time came to Hammamet, budget three. Yes, the hotel is different from the 4 and 5 key but we deliberately chose this hotel. What a wonderful tour, beautiful sea, clean beach. The attitude towards us, Russian is very friendly. All the Tunisians we smile and say how like Russian. I'm surprised reading previous reviews. Do not know can be due to the fact that we were friendly disposed, and therefore to us as the same...the Animators of the hotel was very upset when we left, helped us with our Luggage, took photos for memory, some left their contacts. No one touched, not abused, was not theft. The guests loved it!!! ...
Zlata August 30, 2018
All kind time of day!
Went this year in August.
Liked it very much. Yes, there are disadvantages. But tell me, where doesn't?! If you look for only the negatives, they can gather a whole bunch in any country.
What of the downsides? Garbage. Yes, he's everywhere. But it doesn't smell bad, as some write, it is scattered with plastic bottles, bags, paper. Here, however, and all the disadvantages.
As for the local population. So blame yourself. How You feel about them, and they to You. The backlash has not been canceled. So want to have You warmly and friendly greeted, be nice to them. Tunisians are hospitable, welcoming and friendly. There was not a single case of even evil and look in our direction. So, as the saying goes: "If face is crooked...." Read Krylov. Moreover, quite interesting to talk to. I will say a few greetings in their language, and they simply melt away, ready to help You with everything.
Everywhere you can meet the police, so security don't worry.
What to see in the country? There are a couple of good excursions:
1. Day trips to Carthage, Sidi Bou said, Tunis (the capital);
2. Two days into the Sahara, the Colosseum, Kairouan, an oasis of Chebika, salt marshes.
I recommend very beautiful pictures are obtained, and the information informative.
So, friends, do not look for the negative, that is enough in our hard life in Russia. Rest with pleasure and bring only positive emotions.
Good luck! ...
EdDDgAR August 30, 2018
Stay in principle bad can not be, and to learn something new is also very круто0 ...
Александр20082018 16 September, 2018
Vacationing in Tunisia in August, cockroaches in the room caught 2 times and 2 times on on the doors in the room about ants and aseret I vopsche silent. Lived in a Bungalow Aqua Park Spa 4ka . The Russians really don't like pesnite yourself that you are second grade. Will suit the Germans, the Europeans and automatically you are already standing behind them, and they serve out of turn. Went to Monastir and really quite messy, no wonder so many flies, who eat together from the same plate. In monastire us ran tunisis learn that we are Russian began to tell me how and where to go and where prices are cheaper, adding that Russian tourists 60% and if not they Tunisia would come kirdyk. This is the only Tunisian who was interested in Russian) . Yes, the tour is divided into foreigners and Russians together with the Baltic States. Impressions of the country are not unambiguous. But there is more than just not going. In Russian they understand when you want to. ...
Nadezhda Nikolaevna Sep 18, 2018
Hi all! Vacationing in Tunisia in Hammamet in September this year,the 4 star hotel Mirage.Think the rest will get what he wants.Settled immediately upon arrival without regard to the country,the staff is very friendly,all smiles,tried to talk,I ask how are you,like here or not.Was on 2 day trips in the Sahara.That's impressive.Drove almost throughout Tunisia,was a great guide,learned a lot.About the dirt guide also made explanations-the country is beginning to live again.By the way,yesterday went on the train to Paveletsky station.So on the way we saw so many abandoned debris that Tunisia never dreamed of.Take a look around,we, too, not all smooth and clean.And Tunisia the beautiful sea,the Sahara,with clean hotels and ordinary people,who also earn money in any way they can:sell,clean ,cook in hotels.By the way,the food was tasty and varied.A lot of fruit. ...
greekorn 19 September, 2018
Dear fellow citizens, always you will be treated the way you deserve))) Arrived in Tunisia alone, I went to the Gare de Tunis (railway station), and when I realized that at 8 PM in Sousse I can't go back (though I do not understand why), went on Stasen de luazh (on the bus) where just over 10 dinars very quickly left, got in 2 hours)) Roam on any streets, at any time and many people come to chat, say like Russia, constantly shouting "Russia" "Moscow" Saint-Petersburg" and the like))) Local cops in the amount of 4pcs, standing near his car in the square at night when nobody is around and there is no longer, waving, beckoning, well-chatted with them, laughed and I went to sleep with the road) And when you ambition and eternally disgruntled face something to ask or even appear anywhere and behave with people prinebrezhitelno and like a servant, it certainly would be awful for you, and everywhere))) And I want to say - sit at home or out in the countryside drove on vacation)) ...
Valena 17 October, 2018

Here I agree completely! Golden words! ...
Annarelli 8 August, 2019
Good afternoon.
Tunisia is an interesting country, and strange for our culture. As always there is a lot of positive , there are negative. But for the rest it is not mikroshemka of mold in the room to do, and try to relax, someone like seal on the beach, someone backpack behind and places of interest. There were kids last year in hotel Thapsus mahdija of the hotel is stated as a 3*, I liked everything and the sea and the hotel and catering and excursions planned, I do not like organized tours. This year we're going to the Sahara beach and I hope too it will be perfect. Did not notice the neglect of Russian, if you behave properly, then you will have the same attitude. ...
Swallow 7 December, 2019

There is something in Tunisia children to watch? Type zoos, aquariums, and other prikolyuh? Or purely cultural heritage are for adults? Children are small and tours are obviously not for them. ...
admin 7 December, 2019

Basically as far as I know such entertainment is only within individual complexes, and so separately, do not recall. Of course to take advantage of the on-site hotels, you need to live there, not allowed. ...