Monument in Bizerte

Spanish Fort

Built from 1570 to 1573 by Ulj Ali, the military ruler of Algiers, after he had booted out the Spanish (thus the confusing name), this fortress overlooks the medina from the north. All that remains are two long wall…
Museum in Bizerte

Oceanographic Museum

Also known as Fort Sidi Henni, the Ksibah houses a small, dull Oceanographic Museum and has a rooftop café with good views over the old port.
Museum in Bizerte

Zaouia of Sidi Mokhtar

The richly decorated, lavishly tiled Zaouia of Sidi Mokhtar, well worth a look in, is home to the Association de Sauvegarde de la Medina de Bizerte, the group responsible for Medina conservation. Displays include a …
Archaeological Site in Bulla Regia

Bulla Regia

Monument in Bizerte

Kasbah & Kasbah Mosque

On the north side of the entrance to the old port stands the 10m-high fortified walls of the kasbah. Along with its kid brother, the ksibah (small fort) on the southern side, it was originally built by the Byzantine…
Market in Bizerte

Old Port & Markets

The old port, lined with cafés, its multicoloured fishing boats making squiggly reflections in the water, is an enchanting place for a stroll. Two blocks west of the port's southern end is place Bouchacha, now …
Beach in Bizerte

Remel Plage

Perhaps the best local beach is Remel Plage, a long stretch of sand with a backdrop of pine groves that begins about 3km southeast of the centre of town, across the drawbridge over the canal. Any bus heading east, o…
Beach in Bizerte

La Grotte Beach

Following ave de la Corniche northward all the way to the radar station, looping around the headland and then heading west will take you to La Grotte Beach, a dramatic - if narrow - beach that's popular with Tunisia…
Museum in Bizerte


This squat little fort, facing the kasbah, was modified by the Aghlabids, who added the attractive arched skifa (gate) and a courtyard with a set of cells - not for prisoners but for silent Quran study.
Architectural in Bizerte


Northwest and north of the port is the medina, known as the Ville Arabe (Arab town) during the French period. The richly decorated, lavishly tiled Zaouia of Sidi Mokhtar (5 rue de la Grande Mosquée) is well wor…