Place Sousse

Sousse or Soussa is a city in Tunisia, capital of the Sousse Governorate. Located 140 km south of the capital Tunis, the city has 271,428 inhabitants . Sousse is in the central-east of the country, on the Gulf of Hammamet, which is a part of the Mediterranean Sea. Its economy is based on transport equipment, processed food, olive oil, textiles, and tourism. It is home to the Université de Sousse.

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Atlas Obscura 2019
Tunis Medina

Discover Tunis Medina in Tunis, Tunisia: The ancient heart of Tunis is an enormous maze of narrow streets and alleyways.

Brutalism 1970
Hôtel du Lac
Atlas Obscura 2019
El Jem Amphitheatre

Discover El Jem Amphitheatre in El Jem, Tunisia: The largest and best-preserved Roman amphitheater in Africa was designed to seat 35,000 people.

Atlas Obscura 2019
Hotel du Lac

Discover Hotel du Lac in Tunis, Tunisia: Some believe this abandoned Brutalist masterpiece inspired George Lucas's Sandcrawler.

World Heritage Site 1979
Amphitheatre of El Jem

The impressive ruins of the largest colosseum in North Africa, a huge amphitheatre which could hold up to 35,000 spectators, are found in the small village of El Jem. This 3rd-century monument illustrates the grandeur and extent of Imperial Rome.

World Heritage Site 1988
Medina of Sousse

Sousse was an important commercial and military port during the Aghlabid period (800–909) and is a typical example of a town dating from the first centuries of Islam. With its kasbah, ramparts, medina (with the Great Mosque), Bu Ftata Mosque and t…

World Heritage Site 1988

Founded in 670, Kairouan flourished under the Aghlabid dynasty in the 9th century. Despite the transfer of the political capital to Tunis in the 12th century, Kairouan remained the Maghreb’s principal holy city. Its rich architectural heritage includes …