Carthage is a very wealthy and beautiful suburb of the capital city of Tunis. It is situated
on the sea which provides a refreshing and pleasant climate.
The main spoken language is Arabic but French is also widely used. English is now taught
in many schools. Carthage has become a major centre for international
"Carthage has lots to see. The best place to start is probably the
museum. It will give you a feel for the history of the area
and probably has information on the sites in the area (but I'm not sure).
The museum is on the Byrsa Hill... you can't miss it, it's the only
real hill in the area. The Byrsa Hill is also topped by a Cathedral,
which was just recently restored when I was there two years ago (1996).
For those who are interested in the archaeology of Carthage, the Byrsa
also has archaeological ruins of an ancient Roman city which was built
on an ancient Punic city. There is also a very nice hotel on the Byrsa, for
those who have the money!
There are other places in Carthage of course. The next biggest archeaological site are the Antonine Baths. They have been excavated and are now an archaeological park (most tours stop there!). There are a few other sites in Carthage, but those are the two best, and if you only have a day, you should hit these two sites.
There is a small site and a small museum in Carthage (I don't remember what street it's on). I think it was a UNESCO project. It's on the same road as the Supermarche.
Other archaeological areas: Cisterns of La Malga, the Amphitheatre,
the Circus, the Punic Ports, Tophet, the Odeum, the Roman Villas." - Me (Colette)
Carthage - Places to go