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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 the village's traditional whitewashed medina. Though subsequent years have seen many of the works fade, a wander around this open-air museum is still an inspiring and hugely enjoyable experience. The website has a downloadable map that aids exploration.

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1. El Ghriba

0.54 MILES

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…

2. Marché Central

3.75 MILES

The daily auction at the fish market takes place late mornings in the northeast corner of the Marché Central. Auctioneers command attention as they…

3. Mosque Al Ghorba

3.88 MILES

Designed in the Djerban style and used by followers of the Maliki school of Islam, this mosque is one of the town's major landmarks.

5. Djerba Traditional Heritage Museum

4.12 MILES

Good things often come in small packages, and that is certainly the case at this modestly sized but extremely impressive museum. Occupying a curvaceous…

6. Borj Ghazi Mustapha

4.38 MILES

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…

7. Fishing Port & Marina

4.57 MILES

Houmt Souk’s busy little fishing port is at the northern end of Ave Habib Bourguiba, about a 25-minute walk from town. Early mornings are the busiest and…

8. 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…