UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tunisia

Tunisia UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The UNESCO Sites in Tunisia have resulted from the recognition of 8 cultural and natural landmarks as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Tunisia and 16 locations on the Tunisia UNESCO tentative list. These tourist sites in Tunisia are acknowledged for their unique and valuable cultural, natural, artistic, and historical significance and are preserved for future generations to enjoy.

In addition to these 8 sites in the Tunisia UNESCO list, many other places to travel to Tunisia are being considered for UNESCO recognition. These sites, listed on the tentative list, showcase the country’s rich cultural heritage and are waiting for approval to join the prestigious and famous World Heritage Sites list.

To help visitors discover these remarkable Tunisia tourist attractions, we have assembled an interactive map of the UNESCO sites in Tunisia.

Tunisia UNESCO Map

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Tunisia

There are 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Tunisia. All of these eight sites are listed under the Cultural category.

  • Amphitheatre of El Jem
  • Archaeological Site of Carthage
  • Medina of Tunis
  • Ichkeul National Park
  • Punic Town of Kerkuane and its Necropolis
  • Kairouan
  • Medina of Sousse
  • Dougga / Thugga

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Tunisia are protected locations for their cultural and natural importance.

Amphitheatre of El Jem

This ancient Roman arena is one of the largest and best-preserved of its kind in El Jem. Its towering walls, and spacious seating could accommodate up to 35,000 spectators, making it an impressive sight even today.

Archaeological Site of Carthage

This historic site, located near Tunis, was once the center of the mighty Carthaginian Empire. Visitors can explore the ruins of ancient buildings, including baths, temples, residential areas, and the remains of the city’s famous harbor.

Medina of Tunis

The bustling heart of the Tunisian capital, the Medina of Tunis is a maze of narrow streets and beautiful buildings, including palaces, mosques, and traditional homes. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a testament to Tunisia’s rich history and cultural heritage.

Ichkeul National Park

This stunning park, located in northern Tunisia, is home to diverse wildlife, including migratory birds, Barbary macaques, and the endangered Barbary deer. The park also features stunning landscapes, including lakes, wetlands, and forests, making it a must-visit destination for nature lovers.

Punic Town of Kerkuane and its Necropolis

This ancient town, located on the coast of Tunisia, was once a significant center of the Punic civilization. Visitors can explore the remains of the town’s houses, temples, and public buildings, as well as the impressive tombs of its wealthy citizens.


This historic city in central Tunisia is considered one of the holiest sites in the Islamic world. Visitors can explore its stunning mosques, palaces, public buildings, and the impressive Great Mosque, one of the oldest and largest in the world.

Medina of Sousse

This charming coastal city in eastern Tunisia is home to a well-preserved medina or old town. Visitors can explore the narrow streets and traditional homes of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as its beautiful public squares, mosques, and palaces.

Dougga / Thugga

This well-preserved Roman city in northwestern Tunisia was once a thriving center of commerce and culture. Visitors can explore its impressive ruins, including temples, forums, and theaters, as well as its extensive necropolis, with tombs dating back to the Punic and Roman periods.

Tunisia UNESCO tentative list

  1. Parc National d’El Feija
  2. Parc National de Bouhedma
  3. Chott El Jerid
  4. Oasis de Gabès
  5. Les Mausolées Royaux de Numidie, de la Maurétanie et les monuments funéraires pré-islamiques
  6. Le complexe hydraulique romain de Zaghouan-Carthage
  7. île de Djerba
  8. Les carrières antiques de marbre numidique de Chimtou
  9. Frontières de l’Empire romain : Limes du Sud tunisien
  10. Médina de Sfax
  11. Le Permien marin de Jebel Tebaga
  12. Le Stratotype de la limite Crétacé-Tertiaire (limite K-T)
  13. La Table de Jugurtha à Kalaat-Senen
  14. Habitat troglodytique et le monde des ksour du Sud tunisien
  15. Rammadiya d’El Magtaa (El Mekta), le site princeps de la culture capsienne
  16. Le site archéologique de Sbeïtla

Tours in Tunisia

Our choices of tours in Tunisia are divided into thematic features such as Medina of Tunis, Amphitheatre of El Jem, Kairouan, Medina of Sousse, and the Ichkeul National Park Experience.