Tripoli is the largest city in Libya, it’s also the capital city and popular tourist destination. Tripoli is filled with great sites and attractions, you can wander down the streets and be amazed at the spectacular architecture or head to a museum to soak up some history and culture. Wherever you go in Tripoli, you will have an experience that you won’t soon forget!
Red Castle Museum
The Red Castle Museum is one of the most visited sites in Tripoli. Set in the heart of the city, this museum is dedicated to five thousand years of history and culture and well worth a visit when in the city.
This museum is considered one of the finest museums in the world. It dates back to the Neolithic period and covers everything to modern Libya including a Gadhafi exhibition which includes his VW Beetle. This museum is set over four floors with forty seven galleries to explore.
Marcus Aurelius Arch
This is probably the most famous monument in Tripoli. The Arch dates back to 163AD and is still in excellent condition. You’ll be amazed at the beauty of this monument.
This square is also known as Green Square and is a huge square in the heart of the city which is home to a large fountain and the Red Castle Museum to the one side. The square is used for gatherings and other traditional festivals.
The Medina is a must to visit when in Tripoli. This old town is a maze of passages and alleys where you can soak up the architecture, see some of the historical buildings and be amazed by the beauty of the mosques. You’ll also find the souks, traditional markets, where you can buy a host of traditional items to take home with you from leather goods to jewelry from fun stall owners who are ready to barter on price.