Centro storico, Sidi Bou Said

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Stroll through the narrow alleys of Centro storico, packed with white and blue houses overgrown with bougainvillea that evokes the ambiance of a Greek island. In the 18th century, this sacred Sufi site became a retreat for Turkish governors and rich Tunisians who built residences with impressive sea views. The town owes its current appearance to an early 20th-century French baron, who forbade any construction not consistent with the traditional Arab-Andalus style. To visit Centro storico and get the most from your holiday in Sidi Bou Said, create itinerary details personal to you using our Sidi Bou Said trip planner.
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  • We spent an entire day walking around in Sidi Bou Said. There are vendors and boutiques everywhere. When we got hungry or thirsty we would stop in a restaurant which all had amazing views. The...  more »
  • The most amazing beautiful place in Tunisia... Love the landscapes and the vibrant life on the streets, all the colors of Tunisia in one place... just amazing. The great views to the sea are from the....  more »
  • This is a lovely, tourist filled town with whitewashed buildings and blue doors and windows. Great views to the sea from the top and a very pleasant, clean place to stroll.  more »

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