African Medical Tourism Congress

under the aegis of the Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Tourism

3rd edition of the AMTC

Tunisia benefits from a strategic geographical position which makes the country a junction point between the Arab world, Africa and Europe. The history of Tunisia is a long oscillation between Africa, the East and the West. Medinas, fortresses, Carthaginian and Roman remains… seven sites and monuments are listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites for their cultural value: the sites of Carthage, Dougga, El Jem and Kerkouane as well as the medinas of Tunis, Kairouan and Sousse. Tunisia has achieved a happy synthesis of multiple influences. Andalusian refugees, Italian craftsmen and Turkish patrons have all left their mark. Thus, the minarets of Testour recall Spanish architecture, the ceramics of Kairouan take up Ottoman motifs, the mausoleums of the Beys – sovereigns of Tunis – are decorated with Italian marble. Similarly, the freed Africans are at the origin of a specific musical style called “stambali”. This cultural richness is also found in the gastronomy with Berber, Andalusian and Turkish roots.

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