Top things to do in Sousse

Top Choice Museum in Sousse

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…
Tunisian in Sousse

La Calèche

There's no flirting with modern trends here at La Calèche – the decor, menu and service are resolutely and endearingly old-fashioned. The dark dining room has wood-beamed ceilings, high-backed chairs and tables shea…
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…
French in Sousse

L’Escargot

The interior here is reminiscent of a 19th-century French auberge (inn), which, although slightly out of place in Sousse, is not unpleasant. There's a lovely terrace, too, and the French dishes are excellent. If you…
Cafe in Sousse

Le Petit Cafe Maure

Brightly painted low tables on either side of Souk El Kayed signal the presence of the medina's best cafe, where the friendly owner will be happy to serve you coffee, tea, fresh juice, shisha and sandwiches. The bus…
Market in Sousse

Souq El Ahad

Sousse’s weekly market is held on Sunday morning and early afternoon in the Souq El Ahad compound just south of the bus station. You’ll find everything from fresh produce to handicrafts to livestock.