The 10 Best Things to Do in Sfax, Tunisia

July 23, 2017 Tambra Mccollister

Sfax (Arabic: صفاقس‎  Ṣfāqes; Berber languages: ⵙⵉⴼⴰⴽⵙ Sifaks) is a city in Tunisia, located 270 km (170 mi) southeast of Tunis. The city, founded in AD 849 on the ruins of Taparura and Thaenae, is the capital of the Sfax Governorate (about 955,421 inhabitants in 2014), and a Mediterranean port. Sfax has a population of 330,440 (census 2014). The main economic activities of Sfax are industries (phosphate processing), agriculture (olive and olive oil, nuts), fishing (largest fishing port in Tunisia) and trade (import-export). The city is often described as Tunisia's "second city" (after the capital Tunis).
Restaurants in Sfax

1. Medina

Medina, Sfax 3000, Tunisia
Excellent
44%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
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4 based on 97 reviews

Medina

Reviewed By Eivind S - Oslo, Norway

This is probably the most interesting thing to do in Sfax. The medina here is among the biggest in Tunisia and has a great variety of souvenirs, food, jewllery and all kinds of things you would expect to find in a market. Spend a couple of hours here.

2. Souks

Medina, Sfax 3000, Tunisia
Excellent
33%
Good
63%
Satisfactory
4%
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Souks

Reviewed By PeterSilvainMooij - Alexandroupoli, Greece

Just take a stroll and enjoy the local do their shopping and the tourist hunt for souvenirs. Have a tea at one of the local coffee-houses.

3. La Kasbah

Place de la Kasbah, Sfax 3000, Tunisia
Excellent
17%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
29%
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4 based on 17 reviews

La Kasbah

Reviewed By GesaeuseQuilterin - Sousse, Tunisia

Nice clean place where you get a lot of information about historical and religious architecture. There are a lot of rooms to discover. You need to have a good head for hights not cause of high, but of strange ladders and unsecured walkways if you wanna go on top. Interesting explanations in english also, nice place to sit down and rest in the sun.

4. Bab Bhar

Sfax, Tunisia
Excellent
59%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Bab Bhar

Reviewed By samerelsayary - Alexandria, Egypt

Floody at winter, but a good historical place , try to see the historical pictures of the place before visiting it. you will appreciate it more

5. Musee Dar Jallouli

Medina, Sfax 3000, Tunisia
Excellent
30%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
23%
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0%
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4 based on 13 reviews

Musee Dar Jallouli

Reviewed By adspharm - Oxford, United Kingdom

This museum is in fact a typical house of the period (17th century) originally belonging to the Jellouli family (note different spelling). The house has a courtyard and several floors and the rooms are well displayed with many artefacts of the perio, including costumes. Among the attractions are some stunning examples of calligraphy. If you are in Sfax, this should not be missed,

6. Grande Mosquee

Rue de la Grande Mosquee | Medina, Sfax 3000, Tunisia
Excellent
44%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
14%
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Grande Mosquee

Reviewed By tounsiSfax - sfax

that can show you how they make their building in the past and the way to know the prayer time and where they sit to spreach and discuss and learn........

7. Artanit

19 Rue Pluton | Rue Majida Boulila, Sfax 3000, Tunisia
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 3 reviews

Artanit

Reviewed By contactselimcherif - Istanbul, Turkey

I have been during the cooperative exhibition "New Dimension" which united international artists from different disciplines. A very positive energy and lovely people in the place. A spectacular journey to enjoy art pieces and a deep art critics conversation.

8. Site Archeologique Thyna

12 Route de Gabes km, Sfax 3000, Tunisia
Excellent
16%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
33%
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0%
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4 based on 6 reviews

Site Archeologique Thyna

Reviewed By PaoloRiccardoCarrara - Rome, Italy

Se si è in macchina vale la pena fare una sosta al sito dell'antica Thyna sperando che il guardiano sia presente...
Il sito non è ancora stato scavato del tutto però non si vedono neanche lavori in corso. Quello che si vede sono i resti delle vecchie terme con qualche bel mosaico e le rovine di diverse abitazioni tra cui la casa di Dioniso da dove proviene l'affresco che oggi si vede al Bardo di Tunisi. Il posto è molto suggestivo e speriamo che venga riportato alla luce completamente in breve tempo. Meno di quindici chilometri da Sfax.

9. Musee archeologique - Hotel de ville (City Hall)

Avenue Habib Bourguiba, Sfax 3000, Tunisia
Excellent
25%
Good
50%
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Poor
25%
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4 based on 8 reviews

Musee archeologique - Hotel de ville (City Hall)

Reviewed By adspharm - Oxford, United Kingdom

Some fine mosaics and very well worth a visit. Staff were very frindly and we had a guided tour that was most informative.

10. Marche de Poisson de Bab Jebli

Bab Jebli, Sfax 3000, Tunisia
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4 based on 2 reviews

Marche de Poisson de Bab Jebli

Reviewed By AMINE N - Sfax Governorate, Tunisia

Ce marché est magnifique ! Plein de vie avec une belle architecture.
Un endroit à visiter à Sfax, obligatoirement.
C'est un endroit atypique du shopping Sfaxien et un endroit où les produits sont typiquement de là-bas !

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