Sidi Bou Said is ridiculously cute and so so photogenic! It is also only a 40 minute train trip from Tunis. The little town is located on the top of a cliff and is full of white washed streets, cute shutters, such great doors and fabulous knockers, street lights. The key thing that makes Sidi Bou Said stand out is its use of colour. All shades of blue are everywhere in the town. You can see why this town is so popular with artists.
Sidi Bou Said was given protected status in 1915 so it is very well preserved. The architecture is Andalusian in style – linked to its earlier Spanish influences. Wander the back streets slowly with a camera and enjoy the detail in the wonderful buildings. It is also heaven for instagrammers!
If you’re looking for some more well preserved examples of the architecture check out Dar El-Annabi and Dar Ennejma Ezzhara. They are a curernt and former family home that allow you to see the interiors of these lovely buildings in more detail.
There isn’t alot to do in Sidi Bou Said but there are loads of cafes and restaurants and cute streets to explore. Make sure you visit the main square and have a coffee. After that head to the top of the cliff – where you can have more coffee and get some fantastic views. It is such a lovely place – don’t leave Tunisia without visiting Sidi Bou Said.
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