Approximately 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Tunis, the town of Sidi Bou Saïd sits atop a cliff overlooking Carthage and the Gulf of Tunis. A residential suburbs with about 6,000 inhabitants, it is a fairly popular tourist spot in Tunisia. But unlike other destinations like the Antonine Baths or the Medina, Sidi Bou Saïd’s main attraction lies not in its history or the lively Middle Eastern atmosphere, but simply in its gorgeous appearance.
Many of the houses in Sidi Bou Saïd are adorned with blue-and-white walls and doors with Islamic decorative patterns. These residences, some of which date back to the 18th century, are nestled among Mediterranean cafes, market squares, narrow alleys, and flight after flight of steps. One of the elegant houses, Dar El Annabi, has been turned into a museum where visitors can see a slice of life in Sidi Bou Saïd.
|Hotel du Lac||2019||16.2km||site_ao|
|An Ancient Tophet at Carthage||2017||4km||site_ao|
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|Medina of Tunis||1979||17.2km||site_whs|
|Archaeological Site of Carthage||1979||2.9km||site_whs|
|The Implicit Threat of Being Designated a World Heritage Site||2019||2km||post|
|The mystery of Star Wars and Tunisia’s rundown Brutalist hotel||2019||17.2km||post|
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