Tunis, Tunisia

Founded by the Berbers in the second millennium BC, the city of Tunisia was ruled by the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Turks, Spaniards, French, Germans, until it gained independence as the capital of the country of the same name in 1956. The rich history of the city has created a mixture of different cultures, both ancient and modern. Medina - is a network of narrow alleyways, mosques, mausoleums, palaces and bazaars, where shoppers can haggle to exhaustion of any subject - from the luxury of gold jewelry to inexpensive souvenirs.