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Area (sq km): 155,360
Population: 10,276,158
Nationality: Tunisian
Local Name: Tunis
Language: Arabic,
Time Zone: +1 GMT
Currency: 1 dinar = 1,000 millimes
Rate: www.xe.com
Capital: Tunis
Dialling Code: +216
Electricity: 220V/50Hz
Internet Code: .tn
Religion: Muslim,
Climate: Mediterranean,
Hot desert
Government: Republic
Driving: Right
Int'l License: Not Required
Banking: M-F 7.30-11.00
Major Airports: Djerba(DJE),

Visit Carthage Festival on Tunisia holidays

Carthage is one of the most visited cities in Tunisia, whispering of Roman exploits and great entertainments. These entertainments are very much alive and well at the International Carthage Festival in the Amphitheatre of Carthage which is a must-see when you choose Tunisia holidays.

Carthage ruins
Carthage ruins

The Carthage Festival begins in mid-July and lasts into August in the legendary city of Carthage, conveniently located only 15km from the capital city of Tunis. Carthage itself is one of Tunisia’s most visited cities. Its tales are legendary as is its place in history.

The Carthage Festival is one of the largest music and arts events in northern Africa. The festival began in 1964 and has enjoyed great success over the many decades.

Today the festival is held in the newly refurbished Roman amphitheatre seating 7500 people. The program not only pays homage to the best Tunisian artists, but also showcases talent from across northern Africa and into the Mediterranean countries.

Looking to fill a truly international gap, the festival’s organizers sought to invite international music stars like Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Dalida and James Brown and succeeded in bringing a truly international cast together.

The music featured at the Carthage Festival is highly varied. There are many performers well known and up and coming in the Arab music scene representing genres like pop, romance ballads and dance. Classic crooners mix with pop stars who rub elbows with comedians and flamenco dancers.

The Carthage Festival is a wonderful event dedicated to the region, to the country of Tunisia and to its people, but it is also waiting with arms open to all who choose Tunisia holidays in July.

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