Djerba attractions

Top Choice Museum in Houmt Souk

Djerba Traditional Heritage Museum

Good things often come in small packages, and that is certainly the case at this modestly sized but extremely impressive museum. Occupying a curvaceous purpose-built structure next to the Zaouia of Sidi Zitouni abou…
Top Choice Area in Erriadh

Djerbahood

In 2014, 150 artists from 30 countries descended on Erriadh to collaborate on an ambitious street-art project. The result was 250 vividly coloured stencils, paintings and graffiti covering the walls of buildings in …
Cultural Centre in Zone Touristique

Parc Djerba Explore

Three wildly disparate attractions – a museum of Islamic art, a heritage village and a reptile park – are on offer at this strange tourist attraction next to the Taguermes Lighthouse. The most popular element is 'Cr…
Synagogue in Erriadh

El Ghriba

The most important synagogue on Djerba and the oldest in Tunisia, this 19th-century building is in a white compound 1km south of the medina. Pass through the external security check (bring your passport) and enter t…
Market in Houmt Souk

Marché Central

The daily auction at the fish market takes place late mornings in the northeast corner of the Marché Central. Auctioneers command attention as they perform their bit of mercantile theatre: sitting on elevated throne…
Beach in Zone Touristique

Plage Sidi Mahrès

This long sweep of golden sand with its gently breaking surf is Djerba's greatest attraction. It begins east of the low-lying Ras Remel Peninsula, which protrudes from the middle of the north coast 10km east of Houm…
Museum in Djerba

Musée de Guellala

This whitewashed complex sits in a commanding position at the top of a hill 2km east of Guellala on the road to Cedouikech. Inside, a well-intentioned but extremely dated collection of life-size dioramas uses manneq…
Fortress in Houmt Souk

Borj Ghazi Mustapha

Built in the 13th-century by the Aragonese, this fort was captured by the Ottomans in 1560 and has been allowed to slowly crumble in recent times – be careful when exploring and don't rely on the protective barriers…
Mosque in Djerba

Guellala Mosque

This 15th-century waterfront mosque found 1.5km south of Guellala is a fine example of Djerban Islamic architecture, and a favourite spot for watching the sunset.
Tomb in Houmt Souk

Zaouia & Mosque of Sidi Brahim El Jemni

This 17th-century tomb of local saint Sidi Brahim is located in a compound with a mosque of the same name. It's one of the town's major landmarks.