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Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra

rue du 2 mars 1934, Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia
00 216 71 74 01 02
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Type: Historic Sites
Description: The home of Baron Rodolphe d'Erlanger, who was responsible for the blue and white color scheme of the town.
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Burnaby, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The only place near Tunis that was worth coming out to see. A nice place to spend half a day. Carthage and some monuments are nearby.

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London, United Kingdom
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4,504 helpful votes 4,504 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This is very close to Carthage and is a must see for any travellers. Sidi means Sir in Arabic and it was named after a very pious muslim person. What is so charming about this is the walls of the houses are pure white with blue door/window frames. This little palace is beautiful, compact and gorgeous. The views from the... More

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Nadur, Malta
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

On the tour through Sidi Bou Said and Carthage we visited this Palace and it takes you back in time. It has a lot of atmosphere and charm. It shows you how people used to live. I thing not to miss out!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Lovely and lovely. Visit Tunisi without visiting this place is akin to visiting Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower. White and blue colours..mediterranean sea. When I visited, there was not many people around and the pushy peddlers did not approach me as well. The first shop offers the cheapest fridge magnets (at 1 dinar per piece). Few cafes dotted here... More

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Alicante, Spain
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25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We visited during an afternoon tour from a cruise ship. Having read about this pretty village beforehand I was prepared to be 'wowed' and was not disappointed. You have to ignore the crowds of tourists and sellers of 'tat' - that is the price you pay for going to a popular place ! Find yourself a quiet corner in which... More

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montreal
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is a nice place to spend an afternoon walking around as this tiny place is beautiful when walking up the hill as the colors of those houses reminds me of Greece as i have visited this place twice in the past 2 years and really enjoyed myself . The only thing that turns me off on this place are... More

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Boyne Island, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I was apprehensive at first but glad I visited Sidi Bou Said. Navigating through narrow souk laneways with stallholders calling out 1 euro for knock off designer goods and local art with their keen eyes waiting for you to take the slightest amount of interest in any item and then the price would suddenly jump up, the haggling and persistence... More

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Egypt
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Sidi Bou Said near Carthage in Tunis is a beautiful village on the sea shore and has a wonderful look of Tunis from top. White and Blue combination of all the village makes it look beautiful and great attraction. Its a nice and soothing feeling by looking at the place and you can walk down the hill till shore and... More

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Yalta, Ukraine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

In the heart of Tunisia hid white -blue pearl - the city Sidi Bou Said. This is a place that should see at least once in life. Вlinding whiteness of the walls contrasts sharply with the incredibly bright blue window frames, doors, gates, sheds. About this city I can talk endlessly, but I'll try to introduce you to them in... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Recently did a Mediterranean cruise andTunis was one of the ports and one of my personal favorite. Some of my best pictures were taken in Sidi Bou Said and if you are a photographer or looking for something more unique this is the place to see.

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