Tripoli, a name in Greek which means “three cities,” was once a beautiful tourist destination. It is Libya’s capital, also earning the title of Libya’s biggest and most modern city. The Phoenicians founded it in the 7th century, and since then it has been through a lot of different situations, both prosperous and troubled.
Tripoli holds some great tourism sites, such as Leptis Magna, Sabratha, its various souqs and markets, museums, and its beaches. It is the home of intricate architecture and history. Leptis Magna, for example, was the capital of the Roman Colony of Tripolitania. It is holds beautiful Roman ruins. Sabratha was a Phoenician trading area about 80 km from Tripoli. It holds the ruins of bath houses, and several ancient Roman villas. Sabratha and Leptis Magna were the two other cities of Tripolitania. Libya’s largest museum is found in Tripoli, the Jamahiriya Museum. In this museum are artifacts from throughout Libyan history, from the Roman times to the present age. A major landmark in Tripoli is its Clock Tower. It is situated in the midst of the city, nearby Al Mashieh Park, perhaps the oldest part of the city. Another interesting site in Tripoli is As-Saraya al-Hamra. This is also known as the “Red Castle,” as it is a massive citadel built on the Roman fort. It is now a museum sort of building, controlled by the Libyan Department of Antiquities.
Unfortunately, due to the current war in Libya, tourism has shut down in the country. In the past, Libya has been known to bounce back after difficulties, so we have hope that it will rebuild itself to its former glory. We have no doubts that it will soon be another major tourist attraction, as it was becoming before the war. When the war is over, Tripoli awaits as a perfect tourism location for you. Would you consider a Libya tour?