Kasbah at El Kef

Spend a Day in El Kef

El Kef: A Visitor’s Guide

El Kef sits on the cliffs of the Jebel Dyr Mountains in North West Tunisia. The city is only a few kilometers from Algeria and oozes with history and culture, just waiting to be explored. It’s an experience you will not forget!

Walking is the best and easiest way to get around in El Kef. You will really be able to soak up the spectacular Tunisian architecture as you make your way from attraction to attraction by foot.

Synagogue of Ghriba at El Kef and Dar El Kous

A large Jewish community resides in El Kef. The Synagogue of Ghriba is also set in the heart of the city, offering amazing architecture for you to explore. The Dar El Kous basilica is based in the city and another site you shouldn’t miss.

Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions

The Museum of Popular Arts & Traditions is home to a selection of artifacts based on everyday Tunisian life. Here you can see all sorts of items from jewelry to costumes and so much more.

Sidi Bou Maklouf Mausoleum

This mausoleum enables you to soak up spectacular Tunisian architecture. With an elegant minaret, it is guaranteed to make an impression. The interior of the mausoleum is filled with ceramic tiles and ornamental wood.

Roman Ruins

El Kef is also home to a number of well-preserved Roman ruins, including the impressive Roman baths, cisterns, and a temple. This is a must-visit when in the area.

You can easily spend an entire day wandering through the ruins, visiting these amazing historical sites and basking in the glory of Tunisia’s Roman past.

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