Presentation on theme: "Sousse is a city in Tunisia. Located 140 km south of the capital Tunis. The name may be of Berber origin: similar names are found in Libya and in."— Presentation transcript:
Sousse is a city in Tunisia. Located 140 km south of the capital Tunis. The name may be of Berber origin: similar names are found in Libya and in the south of Morocco. The city is the capital of Sousse Gouvernorate with 540,000 inhabitants (2005 estimate). Its economy is based on transport equipment, processed food, olive oil, textiles and tourism.
Just inside the Medina in Sousse stands the fortress- like Great Mosque, built in 851, a few years after the re-foundation of the town by the Aghlabids, on the model of the Sidi Oqba Mosque in Kairouan. Following recent restoration work the exterior has recovered its original appearance.
Northwest of the Great Mosque in Sousse rises the tower of the Ribat, a conspicuous landmark in the town and one of the finest examples of Islamic religious architecture in Tunisia.
This underground necropolis was created towards the end of the first century by Christians to bury their dead during periods of persecution. The Sousse catacombs are formed of galleries stretching over 5 kilometres and containing no les than graves.
The catacombs were dug into the walls of the galleries on two or three levels. One notes the presence of niches at more or less regular intervals along the wall. They used to contain the oil lamps whose dim light used to light the labyrinth. The Catacombs were used as a clandestine cemetery but also as a place of worship and a refuge for the first Christian faithful until the end of the IVth century. They also contained many sacred artefacts that are now displayed in the Sousse museum: epitaphs, marble carved with sacred symbols (fish, doves, the Good Shepherd etc.)
Sousse is famous by its delicious couscous, and many others meals like, Chakchouka, Broudou…… Couscous
Tourists can visit Boujaafar beach and enjoy sunbathing there or they can spend their day in Aqua park and enjoy swimming, music and entertainment activities. Boujaafar Beach
Sousse has a great nightlife, you can go to discos,, cafes.. And you can taste delicious meals at the restaurant. We have many exellent hotels like: Elmouradi hotel, Hannibal Palace, Mercure Diar Andalous….. Besides we have many clubs like Bananas club, Bora Bora, The Saloon Moreover, we have so many wonderful tearoom like Fleur de the, New Fly, High square....
We have also Hannibal Park and Port del Kantaoui, they are so amazing!!