Sousse attractions

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Sousse Archaeological Museum

Located inside the 11th-century kasbah, this museum showcases an extraordinary collection of 2nd- and 3rd-century Roman mosaics, one of the best in the country. Most of these embellished the buildings in ancient Byz…
Medina in Sousse

Medina

Added to Unesco's World Heritage List in 1988, Sousse's 9th-century medina is an unusual and important example of Aghlabid military coastal architecture. It retains its kasbah, ramparts, Great Mosque and ribat, and …
Fort in Sousse

Ribat

This is the oldest monument in Sousse's medina, built in the final years of the 8th century AD as a fort. It was garrisoned by devout Islamic warriors, who divided their time between fighting and silent study of the…
Mosque in Sousse

Great Mosque

This typically austere Aghlabid affair was built in AD 851. Its architect adapted an earlier kasbah (fort), which explains the mosque’s turrets and crenellated wall, as well as its unusual location (in Tunisia, 'Gre…
Beach in Sousse

Boujaffar Beach

Named somewhat incongruously after a local Muslim holy man, thIs sandy strip of beach is a popular playground where families picnic, beach shacks sell drinks and ice cream, children frolic and foreigners sunbathe. O…
Souq in Sousse

Souq Er Ribba

This souq and its western extension, Souq El Kayed, are the closest Sousse comes to a medieval bazaar. The roof is unmistakably modern, yet the sales pitch beneath it is age-old. There are a few interesting bits and…
Museum in Sousse

Musée Dar Essid

In a quiet part of Sousse's medina, this privately owned museum shows off a beautiful old home, furnished in the style of a well-to-do 19th-century Sousse official and his family. Enter the small ante-room, which wa…
Museum in Sousse

Dar Am Taïeb

Driven by passion and a healthy ego, local sculptor Taïeb Ben Hadj Ahmed has turned his large villa in a leafy residential neighbourhood into a gigantic and shambolic museum. His work is characterised by his use of …
Fort in Sousse

Kasbah

Standing at the high point of the medina, the kasbah was built onto the city walls in the 11th century. It incorporates the imposing square Khalef tower, built by the Aghlabids in AD 859 at the same time as the city…
Historic Building in Sousse

Kalat El Koubba

The rooms surrounding the courtyard of this funduq (caravanserai) contain naff mannequin displays of day-to-day life under the Ottomans. The building is thought to have been built in the late 11th century and its mo…