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Sidi Bou Said

Google maps: 36°52'09"N 10°20'39"E
Population: 5.420 inhabitants

Sidi Bou Said (Arabic: سيدي بو سعيد‎) is a small town in northernTunisia, located about 20 km from the city of  Tunis.

The town got its name from a Muslim religious man Abou Said ibn Khalef ibn Yahia Ettamini el Beji, who lived there in 12th and 13th century. Sidi Bou Said is a tourist attraction as it is known for the extensive use of blue and white colors all over the town.

Sidi Bou Said is under reputation as a town of the artists. Many famous artists lived there or just visited Sidi Bou Said for certain time (eg Paul Klee, Louis Moillet, Gustave-Henri Jossot and others). Tunisian artists in Sidi Bou Said are members of Painting School of Tunis. Most famous are Ammar Farhat, Yahia Turki or Brahim Dhahak.

Best Touristic Attractions

How to go there

The town can be easily reached by subway TGM, which runs from Tunis to La Marsa via Carthage



Actual weaher situation here link.

Current arrivals/departures to/from Tunis - Carthage International Airport. Check here link.

Do you want to visit official website of Sidi Bou Said Municipality? Click here link.
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