La Marsa is a Tunisian city located 18 kilometres northeast of Tunis. Considered by many Tunisians as the most chic city in the northern suburbs of the capital, it has retained its character as a wealthy suburb and remains a popular seaside resort for Tunisian.
The history of the city goes back to the Punic period when its first nucleus belongs to the district of Mégara, a suburb of the Punic city of Carthage. Shortly after the Arab conquest, a ribat was erected there, where pious men stood guard and taught Sufism from the 12th century, and where some famous marabouts were buried.
Must See :
Kobet El Haoua: built by a Bey designed to hide the bathing of the reigning family and become a very trendy restaurant and lounge.
Palais Essaâda: is a Tunisian palace built by the sovereign Naceur Bey for his wife Lella Kmar, a Circassian odalisque born in 1862 and having already married two beys before him. The architecture and ornamentation are a mixture of Hispano-Moorish, Italian and French styles. It now houses the seat of the municipality.
Art Galleries: Driba, Mille Feuilles, Espace Sadika , Saf Saf
Keren Yéchoua Synagogue of La Marsa: Nicknamed by some faithful "the synagogue of miracles", inaugurated in 1927, the synagogue of La Marsa has experienced many adventures during its history.
The Saf-Saf district: in the heart of Marsa Plage, it is the city's bustling center. The famous café of the same name is a mythical place which preserves the traditions of Tunisian good manners. Famous for its well which dates from the Hafside era and its camel, the French newspaper Le Monde once described it as "the most beautiful cafe in the world".
Zéphyr shopping center: 2 minutes from the terminus of the TGM suburban train line, the Zéphyr center is your essential shopping stopover. A set of international and local brands, perfumery, bookstore and supermarket for all your needs.