Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Medina of Sousse was built in the ninth century and is the most visited part of the city. In the medina, you must visit the Ribat, which has the oldest mihrab (prayer niche) in North Africa. It is also worth visiting the Abd el Kader Mosque and the Great Mosque of Sousse.
Also, in the precinct of the Medina is the Kasbah (fortress), which boasts architectural beauty and is also worth visiting due to the large collection of Roman mosaics on show at the Archaeological Museum of Sousse, located inside the building. Moreover, if you climb the Tower of Khalaf al Fata, you will have spectacular views over the city.
Once you have explored the entire medina, check out the Dar Am Taïeb, the museum of the artist Taïeb Ben Hadj Ahred, who turned his house into a space full of works and sculptures, created using recycled materials
One kilometre south of the Kasbah, the locals will show you the way to the entrance to the catacombs of the city. This underground necropolis of narrow walkways is home to more than 15,000 Roman tombs dug into the walls and is perfect for the most curious explorers.
Sousse is an ideal city for taking a stroll in the streets and discovering the real essence of the city. You can spend hours in the Souk er-Ribba marvelling at the many products, while you barter with the shopkeepers and find the best bargains. If you are in town on a Sunday, it is also advisable to visit the Souk al-Ahad, the weekly market, where you will find all kinds of fresh products and local crafts.
If you want to take a day trip outside Sousse to see some other sights of Tunisia, a good option is to visit the city of Monastir. There, you can explore the fascinating Medina by the sea, which is especially interesting because its original walls are practically intact and it contains beautiful public gardens. In the city centre you can also visit the imposing Habib Bourguiba Mausoleum, the Ribat which played a starring role in Monty Python's Life of Brian film, and the Great Mosque of Monastir.