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Gafsa : Michelin's recommendations


Gafsa extends across the foot of indented mountains rising to a height of 1 100m. The discovery of phosphate in the 19C had little impact on its fortunes as it remains one of Tunisia’s poorest towns. Its wide, modern boulevards enclose the modest medina, whose narrow streets slope down towards the kasbah and vast palm grove. It probably stands on the site of the Numidian settlement Capsa, which was captured by the Romans. The impressive pools are the only surviving vestiges from this period.

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Tourist attractions Gafsa : Things to see and do

  • Roman Pools Interesting

    Pl. des piscines romaines TN - Gafsa

    These two open-air baths situated in the middle of a quiet square are the famous Roman pools. Both pools are 5m deep and Latin inscriptions can be read on the wall of one of them. The water which comes from hot springs (30°C) was enjoyed by children ..

  • The Great Mosque can now be admired in all its glory after recent restoration work. No fewer than 120 columns and capitals adorn the courtyard portico and prayer hall.

  • Gafsa Archaeological Museum

    Pl. des piscines romaines TN - Gafsa

    Situated on the same square as the Roman Pools, and adjoining the tourist office, the archaeological museum is home to a Capsian figurine which bears witness to man's presence here since the Neolithic Age (8000 BC). The highlight of the museum is a s..

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