TunisiaTourismTV – Sfax shows an authentic side of Tunisia. Entirely surrounded by ramparts, its Medina retains its traditional atmosphere. Enter through one of the doors: The stalls ring with the work of the small-scale craftsmen.
The Kemour café offers a magnificent view of the Great Mosque dating back to the 9th century. Its minaret has remarkable carved decorations.
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The highlights of the Medina include the Dar Jellouli museum, a beautiful 17th century house decorated with ceramic tile panels. Take a tour of the picturesque fish market and visit the Kasbah, the former citadel.
Outside the ramparts, you will see stunning neo-Moorish buildings dating from the time of the French Protectorate.
Sfax is an important economic center, and a major commercial port. It is also culture-oriented and full of tradition, a major producer of olive oil… Music, gastronomy are fields where Sfax people excel.
Facing Sfax, the islands of Kerkennah offer poetic untouched landscapes and long sandy beaches.
Sfax and surroundings boast beautiful HOTELS.
(note: the Golden Tulip Sfax now became the Concorde Hotel Sfax Centre)