Attractions

Fort in Tabarka

Genoese Fort

This fort is Tabarka's most instantly recognised landmark, sitting as it does on a wooded hill guarding the entrance to the harbour. It was built in the 16th century when Tabarka was a Genoese outpost surrounded by …
Natural Feature in Tabarka

Les Aiguilles

Across from Tabarka's old harbour bay (Ancien Port) from the peninsula, Les Aiguilles (pronounced layz ai-gwee) are a grouping of spiky pinnacles of rock. Together with the adjacent jetty, they're a popular place fo…
Harbour in Tabarka

Marina

The heart of Tabarka is its marina, just northeast of the town centre. It’s a popular place to hang out, go for a drink or stroll.
Notable Building in Tabarka

La Basilique

La Basilique is a Roman cistern turned into a church by French missionaries at the end of the 19th century. Delicate and airy it’s not – inside you can see some massive square columns holding up some equally massive…
Beach in Tabarka

Montazah Beach

This beach begins at the marina and stretches eastward around the bay, past the big hotels of the Zone Touristique. The further from the marina you go the cleaner it gets, but note that the mouth of the river on the…
Cemetery in Tabarka

Ras Rajel War Cemetery

This neatly tended cemetery contains the graves of 500 Allied soldiers who died in the winter of 1942 following the Axis landings in Tunisia. Sixty of the buried remain unidentified. The cemetery, on the main road t…
Statue in Tabarka

Statue of Habib Bourguiba

This fine statue of Tunisia's first president in reflective pose commemorates the exile of Habib Bourguiba to Tabarka by the French in the early 1950s before his negotiation of Tunisian independence. Appropriately e…