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Discover Sfax: The Hidden Gem of Tunisia

When thinking of Tunisia, the sunny beaches of Hammamet or the bustling souks of Tunis often come to mind. However, Sfax, the country’s second-largest city, remains a hidden treasure, overlooked by classic tourist routes. Here’s why Sfax deserves a spot on your next Tunisian adventure.
1. An Authentic Medina
Unlike the Medina of Tunis, often crowded with tourists, the Medina of Sfax retains its authentic charm. Strolling through its narrow streets, you will discover artisans at work, local product stalls, and an atmosphere that transports you back in time. Don’t miss the Great Mosque, an architectural masterpiece that dominates the Medina.
2. Unique Gastronomy
Sfax is renowned for its delicious and varied cuisine. Try traditional dishes such as “Couscous with Fish,” “Couscous with Octopus,” or “Mermez.” Seafood lovers will be delighted by the freshness of the sea products available in many of the city’s restaurants and markets.
3. A Rich and Vibrant Culture
Sfax is a vibrant cultural hub with numerous festivals, museums, and art galleries. The International Festival of Sfax, held every summer, attracts artists from all over the region. Visit the Dar Jallouli Museum to learn more about the city’s history and heritage.
4. A Starting Point for Enchanting Excursions
Sfax is also an excellent base for exploring the surroundings. The Kerkennah Islands, accessible by ferry, offer peaceful beaches and picturesque landscapes. A short drive away, you can discover the Roman ruins of Thyna or the beautiful olive groves that surround the city.
5. An Authentic Experience
Visiting Sfax means experiencing authentic Tunisia, far from the beaten paths. Here, you can interact with locals, discover local traditions, and explore untouched historical sites. It’s the perfect place for those looking to immerse themselves in Tunisian culture without the tourist crowds.

Whether you are a history enthusiast, a foodie, or simply seeking a new adventure, Sfax has something to offer. Make this city a must-visit stop on your trip to Tunisia, and let yourself be surprised by all it has to offer. To fully enjoy your stay, book now at Hôtel Borj Dhiafa. Nestled in the heart of Sfax, this charming hotel guarantees exceptional comfort and a warm welcome, perfect for a memorable experience.