Welcome to Tamerza
The shell of the old walled town is about 1km east of new Tamerza (a characterless modern sprawl). Strung out along a ridge on the southern bank of the Oued Horchane, this is one of the most photogenic old villages in Tunisia, set against the backdrop of the rugged mountain range and with the palmeraie to the west.
Tamerza’s water comes from a spring that rises in the hills south of old Tamerza. The spring supplies water to the old town and then to an extensive palmeraie, which locals claim produces the finest dates in Tunisia.