Top 12 Things To Do In Sousse, Tunisia

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Nestled along the coast of Mediterranean Sea, Sousse is a warm and friendly city in Tunisia with rich history that dates back as far as the 11th century. As you are exploring the city, you will be amazed by a number of historical buildings that include mosques and monuments. You can also enjoy the beauty of the parks and beaches scattered throughout. What is more, Sousse is not only about history and natural landscape. There will be plenty of places where you can enjoy the most fun. Tons of restaurants await to satisfy your appetite as well. Keep reading to learn more about the best things to do in Sousse, Tunisia.

1. Pay a visit to Sousse Archaeological Museum

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No one leaves Sousse without visiting Sousse Archaeological Museum, an incredible point of interest in Sousse. Situated in the 11th-century Kasbah in the old city (Medina), the museum will welcome you with a large vault. Pay careful attention to the vault as it displays the story of Sahel region from the period of Antiquity to the period of Muslim. Once you get to the main courtyard, you will be amazed at an impressive collection of mosaics, sculptures and lapidaries, among other items. The Roman mosaics from the second and third centuries are among the best collection of the museum. Added with both artificial and natural lighting, the collection even looks more impressive. You should not miss the three major rooms, starting with The Punic Room that displays a collection of steles and urns found in the Tophet of Sousse and several items which originated in the tombs in the Kasbah, followed by The Roman Room that is famous for its collection of terracotta figurines, and ending with The Christian Room where you can admire the famous funerary table of Hermes.

Sousse Archaeological Museum

Address: Rue Abou Kacem Echabi, Sousse, Tunisia

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 9am - 5pm (closed on Mon)

Price: 9 TND (3 USD)

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2. Browse through the artifacts at Dar Essid Museum

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It is not enough to visit only one museum during your trip in Sousse. If Sousse Archaeological Museum lets you learn and understand about the archaeological items discovered throughout history in Sousse, Dar Essid Museum is the place where you can gain insights into the culture and tradition of the local people. Set in the Medina of Sousse, the museum displays the life of the city during the 18th and 19th centuries through objects such as the Andalusian tiled facades and European antique furniture.

Dar Essid Museum

Address: Boulevard Yahia Ibn Omar, 65 Rue des Remparts, Sousse, Tunisia

Opening hours: 8am - 5pm (daily)

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3. Be amazed by the Great Mosque of Sousse

Islamic architecture is always grand and stunning, definitely worth the time admiring. Your next stop should be Great Mosque of Sousse, a historical mosque that has become an important landmark of the city. Built in early ninth century within proximity of the Ribat, the most prominent feature of the mosque is perhaps the two watchtowers that were built facing the shore. The watchtowers were built to watch over assailants that could appear from anywhere, especially from the coast. You can also relax in the courtyard to admire the surrounding porticos with arcades. One thing that is unusual about this mosque is that you cannot find a minaret. Take note that if you are not a Muslim, you are not allowed to go beyond the courtyard.

Great Mosque of Sousse

Address: Rue Othmane Osmane, Sousse, Tunisia

Opening hours: Sat - Thu: 8am - 12pm, 1:30pm - 2pm; Fri: 8am - 11:30am

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4. Pay a visit to Medina of Sousse

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Medina of Sousse is the city center of Sousse, a simple reason to spend time here. Many of the attractions mentioned here are located in the Medina so it will be easy to get here in no time. On this quarter, you can have more examples of buildings that exude Islamic architecture. You can also explore the street markets and try the authentic cuisine of Sousse. Breathe in the vibrant atmosphere of the quarter.

Medina of Sousse

Address: Sousse, Tunisia

Opening hours: Sat - Thu: 8am - 5pm (closed on Fri)

Price: Free

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5. Try the water activities at AQUASPLASH - AquaparkThalassa Sousse

Have fun on the water by making a stop at AQUASPLASH, the largest water park in Sousse that has been welcoming visitors since 2013. Situated inside the beautiful park of Thalassa Sousse Hotel, the water park features colorful slides that will let you slide down at a very high speed. If you are bringing kids along with you, there is a special area dedicated to children called the Kid’s Play and Fun. As for you adults, you can enjoy features such as Tsunami, Turbolance, and Space Hole. To complete your experience, restaurants serving the cuisines of the world will be waiting for your embrace.

AQUASPLASH - AquaparkThalassa Sousse

Address: Boulevard du 14 Janvier, Sousse 4039, Tunisia

Website: AQUASPLASH - AquaparkThalassa Sousse

Opening hours: 10am - 6pm (daily)

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6. Enjoy a magical time at Musée Magic Eye 3D

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Another point of interest where you can enjoy some fun time with your loved ones is Musée Magic Eye 3D. The museum offers two options: the magic eye experience and the 3D experience. To have the most magical time, you have to try both options. Let the illusion work its magic on you. Just make sure that your phone’s battery is full before you enter the museum and take as many photos as you can!

Musée Magic Eye 3D

Address: Sousse, Tunisia

Website: Musée Magic Eye 3D

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 9am - 8pm; Fri - Sat: 9am - 10pm; Sun: 9am - 5:30pm

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7. Get tanned at Samara Beach

As one of the prettiest beaches in Sousse, Samara Beach is not to be missed. Other than getting a tan, you can also swim and surf. Marvel at the clear blue water and the surrounding palm trees. There are also plenty of restaurants and cafes nearby the beach in case hunger strikes out of nowhere.

Samara Beach

Address: Sousse, Tunisia

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: Free

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8. Relax over some drinks at Jobi Beach

Welcome and relax at Jobi Beach, a laid-back bar that is located by the beach. Mingle with the locals over a drink or two or treat yourself with delicious French fries, pizzas, and burgers while wondering at the stunning beach that is right in front of you. Unwind as the sun sets and enjoy a delicious drink for a great evening out.

Jobi Beach

Address: Sousse, Tunisia

Website: Jobi Beach

Opening hours: 11am - 6:30pm (daily)

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9. Take a pleasant stroll along Port El Kantaoui

Take a pleasant stroll in the morning at the popular tourist complex Port El Kantaoui. The seaport boasts its massive artificial harbor where you can see and admire hundreds of luxury yachts. There are plenty of outdoor activities that you can do in Port El Kantaoui, including paragliding, surfing, and golfing.

Port El Kantaoui

Address: Hammam Sousse, Tunisia

Website: Port El Kantaoui

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: Free

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10. Sample the nightlife at La Villa Restaurant

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Once you set foot in La Villa Restaurant, you will understand why it is the right place for you to relax and enjoy drinks before hitting the hay for the night. La Villa Restaurant features an eccentric chimney bar that serve good beers and other drinks along with terraces and lounges where you can sit back and unwind. Live music or DJ performance will accompany you as you are enjoying your cocktails. But, this place is more than just a bar. You can indulge in fine dining and you have the choice whether to savor your delectable dishes indoors or outdoors.

La Villa Restaurant

Address: Boulevard du 14 Janvier, Sousse, Tunisia

Website: La Villa Restaurant

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 7pm - 2am; Sun: 7pm - 12am (closed on Mon)

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11. Make a splash at Acqua Palace

Another water park that will elevate your vacation in Sousse is Acqua Palace. Together with your family or friends, you can enjoy a wave pool along with steep slides and spiral water chutes. It cannot get more fun than this. If you are hungry, you can also indulge in good food at the on-site restaurant.

Acqua Palace

Address: BP 171, Rue des Palmiers, Hammam Sousse 4089, Tunisia

Website: Acqua Palace

Opening hours: 9:30am - 5:30pm (daily)

Price: 35 TND (12 USD)

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12. Have fun at Centre de Loisirs Hannibal

Yes, Sousse also has an amusement park named Centre de Loisirs Hannibal. Featuring fun and thrilling rides, a 3D cinema, tons of food stalls ,and sitting areas, the amusement park is the kind of entertainment which can suit people of all ages. You can also enjoy a music performance for free at the water fountain. Remember to include this spot on your itinerary for some great fun.

Centre de Loisirs Hannibal

Address: Hammam Sousse 4011, Tunisia

Opening hours: 9am - 12am (daily)

Price: From 5 TND (2 USD)

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Create beautiful memories in Sousse

With all the attractions mentioned above, Sousse has what it takes to guarantee a wonderful vacation. Explore all the attractions to create as many beautiful memories as you possibly can.

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