Attractions

Top Choice Plantation in Tozeur

Palmeraie

This enormous green space has over 200,000 date palms, as well as fig and pomegranate trees and canopied garden holdings. It's best explored by foot or bicycle (ask at your hotel for recommended bike hire). Calèches…
Top Choice Synagogue in Jerba

El-Ghriba

The most important synagogue on Jerba and the oldest in North Africa is signposted 1km south of Erriadh, 7km south of Houmt Souq. Blank from the outside, the interior is an exquisite combination of glowing blue tile…
Top Choice Area in Sfax

Sfax Medina

Surrounded by ancient crenulated walls that could have been filched from a child's toy castle, this tourist-tat-free zone hasn't been prettified for visitors. The main narrow thoroughfares bustle with everyday comme…
Christian Site in Tunis

Cathedral of St Vincent de Paul

There are some fine examples of colonial architecture in the Ville Nouvelle, ranging from the exuberant to the bizarre. Cathedral of St Vincent de Paul sits comfortably in the bizarre camp. This custard-coloured 188…
Amusement Park in Tunis

Dah Dah Happy Land Park

The entertaining Dah Dah Happy Land Park is an amusement park with lots of rides. It's part of the developing, trendy district of Berges de Lac, and there's a lively corniche (coastal road) to wander up and down.
Museum in Tunis

Dar Ben Abdallah Museum

Built in 1796, one of the medina's finest former palaces houses the Dar Ben Abdallah Museum, a chance to imagine how the wealthy lived within the medina. It belonged to a high-ranking officer, and had a 19th-century…
Palace in Tunis

Dar el-Bey

Dar el-Bey was the Husseinite rulers' city pad, but the beys (provincial governors) preferred the Bardo, so it was used as an official guest house until 1881, when the French arrived.
Palace in Tunis

Dar Lasram

Dar Lasram is a magnificent mansion. From the 18th century, the Lasram family provided the beys (provincial governors) with scribes. Today it's home to the Association de Sauvegarde de la Medina, who oversee medina …
Notable Building in Tunis

Medersa Mouradia

Medersas are schools for study of the Quran. They declined in the late 19th century when broader education came into vogue. Fine examples - mostly still used as schools - are clustered around the Zaytouna Mosque. Wi…
Islamic Site in Tunis

Medersa Palmier

Medersas are schools for study of the Quran. They declined in the late 19th century when broader education came into vogue. Fine examples - mostly still used as schools - are clustered around the Zaytouna Mosque. Me…