Sidi Bou Said is a beautiful coastal village, near the town of Roman origin of Carthage, known for its ruins and archaeological sites and for being home to the Presidential Palace. Sidi Bou Said represents the essence of the Tunisian coastal tradition, with its white houses, their doors and Windows Blue, narrow and steep streets and stalls and shops of handicraft products. It is a must-see in the majority of excursions in this area, which usually include Hammamet, Carthage, Sidi Bou Said and the capital, Tunisia. The visit by the people is carried out on foot, since cars cannot enter the narrow streets of the Centre, and usually does not last long, just the time to appreciate the typical architecture of their houses, drink a tea with Mint in one of its bars and maybe buy some silver souvenirs. From the top of the village is appreciated a beautiful panoramic view over the Mediterranean and the Presidential Palace of Carthage can be admired in the distance.
The name of the town, Sidi Bou Said, means that Mr to. Since 1920, the village stands out for the law to Rodolphe d Erlanger approved, forcing all the inhabitants of the town to paint and maintain its white houses, less doors, Windows and gates that have to be light blue. Although there are numerous mansions, best thing is to stroll through its streets and cafes. The best-known is the classic Des Nattes or mats, meeting place for writers and celebrities since the 19th century. Most spectacular is the Chaabane (soft drinks 1 EUR) with a terrace from where the coast of Carthage is contemplated. It is also recommended to move closer to neighbouring Marsa, Tunisia fashion beach. Cafe Saf Saf is the place that most sticks in these moments. Sitiosdondeir.com original author and source of the article