Sousse has been an important city to every civilization that has occupied this part of North Africa becausc of the fertile land of the Sahcl region around it. After independence, Susa, the old Arabic name still used today, bccame the third city of Tunisia with textiles and tourism as the key economic activities.
Several monuments illustrate the rich history and the museum in the kasbah has an excellent collection of mosaics.
'Hie street opposite the fishing port is lined with hardware, spare parts and engine repair shops.
The weekly market is on Sundays, but for a real camel market, as the tourist brochures describe it, one has to go further south.
Sousse is the city in Tunisia where tourism began, thus many good and reasonably priced restaurants can be found. Good listing in the Rough Guide.
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