During the Inquisition in the 15th Century, much of
the Jews and Arabs living in Spain came to Tunisia.
Sidi Bou Said’s origins dates back to this exodus, when Moorish & Andalusia settlers transformed an 9th Century Rabat (fort) into an extremely beautiful hill-top village.
Sidi Bou Said was also the birthplace of Maghreban
Sufism, an Islamic sect that worships through
Today, Sidi Bou Said is better known as the meeting
place for Tunisia’s intelligentsia, where you could
meet painters, artists, or international stars
; all mixing together to be able to enjoy a mint-tea
under the mild North African sun.
Sidi Bou Said was recently catalogued as one of the
Pearl of the Mediterranean, officially listed
alongside with Capri, Portofino and other various