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Tunis & Carthage - Explore The Fascinating National Bardo Museum In Tunis

Explore The Fascinating National Bardo Museum In Tunis

(32 reviews)
Tunis, Tunis & Carthage, Tunisia
60 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

The most fabulous exhibition of mosaics in the world is found in Tunis, in the former palace of the Beys, the Bardo, completely renovated and extended in 2012. This museum possesses a unique collection of Roman artefacts to which have been added artefact from across Tunisia’s history, from ancient Carthage to the Ottoman era. In the entrance, in a well of light, let yourself be entranced by the immense mosaic displaying mythological scenes around the god Neptune’s chariot. Then contemplate the strange goddesses of Carthage, the Hellenistic works of art drawn up off the coast of Mahdia, the marble statues which adorned the Roman temples. You will also discover the Jewish heritage of Tunisia and the mysterious stone slabs showing Numidian deities. The Islamic art of Tunisia has pride of place: astrolabes, precious manuscripts, ceramic goblets, without forgetting the rich decoration of the palace itself. But above all, you will not get bored exploring one by one the countless masterpieces of the Tunisian mosaic artists, which were famous throughout the Roman world. Realistic, full of life and finely nuanced, these scenes tell of the adventures of Ulysses and of work in the fields, the amphitheatre games and the gods of Olympus… a fascinating journey through time.


Meet your local guide

Mohamed

Mohamed is a Tunisian native who transformed his profound passion for travel and history into a creative and diversified educational career, designing and carrying out multiple archaeological and cultural trips for various institutions such as The Detroit Institute of Art, the Textile Museum, the American Museum of Natural History and the Stanford and Berkeley Alumni Associations. After having received his degrees in English and Spanish, he completed his Master's in Linguistics and Hispanic studies at the Sorbonne University in Paris. Mohamed has extensive knowledge of Islamic architecture and Eastern decorative elements, as well as archaeology and classical history. He lectures on ethnographic and anthropological subjects mostly in North and West Africa, focusing on the historical jewels of the countries.

Mohamed has been guiding since Jun 1978


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Tunis & Carthage with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Tunis & Carthage. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Nancie G.

02 March 2021

love his tours ... always make me think!

Marilyn J.

02 March 2021

Another excellent tour with Mohamed! Thank you and looking forward to his next tour.

Gill C.

02 March 2021

Loved seeing this museum. I didn't get to see it when I visited Tunis, so this was a special treat.

Di 💕(UK)💕 H.

01 March 2021

Thank you for another superb tour ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Edit S.

01 March 2021

Wow. This tour was just amazing. I love mosaics and what we could see here was just amazing. I have never heard about this museum. Thanks to Mohamed, it is on my bucket list now.


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