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The ultimate guide to visit Sidi Bou Said, Tunis

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If you have been looking for a good spot to spend your holidays, then you come to the right place. Sidi Bou Said is always a great idea.

This unique village is filled with different sights and attractions so you are guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience.

What makes Sidi Bou Said one of a kind destination ?

Many factors come to mind when mentioning Sidi Bou Said. So we shall tackle two important points which explain its fame.

Location

Without a doubt, the village of Sidi Bou Said has an outstanding location: situated on the top of a hill, 20km away from the capital Tunis, you can admire the beauty of the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea and many breathtaking views making Sidi Bou Said one of the prettiest spots in Tunisia.

Architecture

Architecture wise, Sidi Bou Said was marked by two rich cultures: the Arab and the Andalusian culture.

Known for its distinctive white and blue color scheme and narrow winding streets, it is no wonder that Sidi Bou Said was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979.

Things to do and places to visit

Sidi Bou Said is not just about magnificent scenery. It is also famous for many fascinating historical sites and attractions it has to offer to its visitors.

Traditional shops

While walking in there, you will definitely stumble across many gift shops offering lots of traditional souvenirs such as jewelry, rugs, clothes, kitchen ware…

They are not to be missed!

Palace Ennejma Ezzahra

 

Palace Ennejma Ezzahra

 

Built in the beginning of the 20th century, Ennejma Ezzahra, "Sparkling Star" or the "House of the Baron", as it is called more commonly, is one of Tunisia’s treasures.

As you wander through this museum, you can admire the displays of many historical objects and artifacts and feel the overwhelming inspiration of the Arabic-Andalusian heritage. Thus, we heavily recommend you this place.

Café des Délices

Café des Délices

It is certainly Sidi Bou Said’s most famous café.

Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, this place offers you breathtaking view while enjoying something to eat or a beverage of your choice.

This is also a favorite stop for many tourists mostly for its incredible scenery and wide range of food and drinks.

Museum Dar El-Annabi

Museum Dar El-Annabi

This Museum was originally a house built in the 18th century. Apart of offering large displays of historical objects, it allows visitors to get a grip of what it feels like to live in a typical residence of Sidi Bou Said with its spacious Arab-Muslim architecture.

Visitors may also discover the atmosphere of a Tunisian family of times, around a theme animated by the presence of wax characters dressed in their traditional festive clothes.

Side note: Dar El-Annabi offers large spaces in which you can host engagement parties, dinner, cocktails, reception. – NO POINT!

Art galleries

Art galleries Sidi Bou Said

Sidi Bou Said is a home for many art galleries so for those of you who are fascinated by art in all its shapes and forms, make sure to not miss visiting them.

Some of the most renown art galleries are Ghalya Gallery, Saladin Gallery, A Gorgi Gallery, Selma Feriani Gallery and of course the late Azzedin Alaia Gallery.

As you can see, Sidi Bou Said is filled with places to visit and one can never get bored there.

 “Sounds great but I can’t visit everything in one day. What if I want to stay in Sidi Bou Said? Where should I go?”, you might ask.

Don’t worry, we got you covered.

Accommodation in Sidi Bou Said

Booking a place to stay in is perhaps the first thing to do when preparing for your holiday trip.

Luckily, Sidi Bou Said offers a wide range of accommodation. From hotels to luxury guest houses and rentals, you are sure to find the best place suited for your needs and desires.

Do allow us to suggest you one of the most luxurious guest houses in Tunis, Sidi Bou Said: the sublime Villa Kahina.

Villa Kahina emphasizes on meticulous attention to every detail, ensuring well-deserved time out to relax and recharge.

You may choose between 6 unique and charming suites spread between 4 floors which provide guests an intimate and private experience.

charming suites

Moreover, the quality of service and professionalism of Villa Kahina is one of its best attributes. During your stay, the staff will take care of everything so you won’t have to worry about anything.

luxurious guest houses in Tunis

Villa Kahina provides it’s guests two pools including an infinity pool facing the Mediterranean Sea and a spacious garden allowing you to gaze upon the azure blue water and admire Sidi Bou Said.

It is without any doubt the best place to soak in the silence and majestic beauty of Sidi Bou Said and forget any worries.

But we won’t spoil you the fun of seeing it yourself so we shall stop here.

For more information, click here.

The welcoming staff will be more than happy to assist you and answer all of your questions.

 

 

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