Sfax is the second largest city in Tunisia and is a large port city located in the southern part of Tunisia. Once you pass through the gates of the old town of Sfax, you will find a town that was built by the Arabs in the 8th century and has a sense of history. Sfax is a fairly large commercial city and is more of a business district than a tourist destination.
Sfax is located in the south of Tunisia.
The town of Sfax was founded in 849 and was an independent city-state by the 10th century. But then it was occupied and always under control. In modern times, it came under the rule of France, and European culture permeated it. With the independence of Tunisia, Sfax became a town of Tunisia.
Sfax belongs to a steppe climate. Summers are very hot, while winters are relatively cool. Temperatures range from 5°C to 38°C throughout the year.
The official language of Tunisia is Arabic. Many also speak French.
Sfax is often the scene of clashes between security forces and residents. Due to political instability, we have to be careful. Tourists are also vulnerable to pickpockets and robberies, so be careful.
Sfax has a large number of factories along the coast, and the manufacturing industry is developing. In addition, since it was originally a port town, the fishing industry is also very prosperous.
Tunisia is 98% Arab. Berbers and Jews also live here.
Tunisia’s state religion is Islam. Islamic precepts are lenient, and many women do not wear veils. Elsewhere, there are a few Christians.
Tunisian Dinar is used.
Sightseeing Spot 1 : Medina
The old town has many shops. It is easy to see because the shops are grouped by product, such as the fresh food zone and the fashion zone.
Sightseeing Spot 2 : Kasbah
The Kasbah of Sfax is located in the southwest corner of the Old Town and is now a museum showcasing ancient architectural techniques. There is also an exhibition of hardware such as keys and hinges that were used at that time.
Sightseeing Spot 3 : Dar Jellouli Museum
An upper-class residence that actually existed in Sfax. Now a museum, you can see part of the life of the people of Sfax. The house is decorated with fine tiles, and the walls and ceilings are very nice.
Sightseeing Spot 4 : Great Mosque of Sfax
The Grand Mosque in the center of Sfax Medina was built in 849 and is a very old mosque. Non-Muslims are not allowed inside.
Sightseeing Spot 5 : Isole Kerkennah
Kerkena Island in Sfax. It is also where fishermen fish. However, the coastline is rough and not very beachy.
Sfax has plenty of accommodation options. Sfax Taina International Airport is the closest. You can book flights and accommodation from the link below. Other languages are also supported.