31 photos to inspire you to visit Tunisia +photo tips

The Amphiteater of El Jem

From the heritage of ancient civilizations to the diverse lifestyles of local communities, here are 31 photos to inspire you to visit Tunisia and make it your next vacation destination.

Tunisia is a true jewel of North Africa. Although it is a small country, there are so many amazing places to visit in Tunisia. It has it all: captivating history, stunning architecture, and breathtaking scenery.

Tunis Medina

Tunis medina shop
Tunis medina shop

Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site medina. Stroll through the old town’s narrow souks and buy some handmade souvenirs to take home.

Tunis medina
Tunis medina

Photo tip: Capture the essence of daily life. The souks are perfect for street photography.

Sidi Bou Said

Sidi Bou Said typical architecture
Sidi Bou Said typical architecture

Perched on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean, Sidi Bou Said is known for its blue doors and whitewashed buildings. For photographers, the contrast of blue against the stark white is a dream.

Sidi Bou Said artistic vibe
Sidi Bou Said artistic vibe

Photo tip: Visit at sunrise or sunset for soft, diffused light.

Carthage

Carthage, the view from the hill
Carthage, the view from the hill

Carthage is the most popular destination for history buffs.

Carthage
Carthage

Photo tip: The ancient ruins overlooking the Mediterranean Sea are perfect for landscape shots.

El Jem

El Jem Amphitheater
El Jem Amphitheater

Home to a colossal amphitheater, El Jem is an impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a great place to photograph the grandeur of Roman architecture.

The Amphiteater of El Jem
The Amphiteater of El Jem

Photo tip: Visit early in the morning to avoid crowds and capture the best light.

Djerba Island

A resort at Djerba Island
A resort at Djerba Island

Known for its beautiful beaches, Djerba is a place where the blue of the sea meets the sky.

Djerba Island beach
Djerba Island beach

Photo tip: Snap photos of the serene beaches at golden hour for the perfect vacation postcard shot.

Houmt Souk

Guellala, pottery craft shop
Guellala, pottery craft shop

In Djerba’s capital, Houmt Souk, the markets are abuzz with activity. Photograph the colorful displays of spices, textiles, and pottery – a staple of the island’s crafts.

El Ghriba Synagogue

Djerba, El Ghriba Synagogue
Djerba, El Ghriba Synagogue

This ancient synagogue is a testament to Tunisia’s rich and diverse culture.

Photo tip: The intricate tile work and religious artifacts inside are best captured with a macro lens.

Borj El K’bir

The fortress at Houmt Souk, Borj El K’bir, tells tales of a turbulent past.

Djerba Island, Borj El K'bir Fortress
Djerba Island, Borj El K’bir Fortress

Photo tip: Climb to the top for a panoramic view, especially impressive at sunset.

Guellala Village and Museum

Djerba, Guellala Museum
Djerba, Guellala Museum

Dedicated to the history and art of pottery, this museum in the small village of Guellala on the island of Djerba is well worth a visit.

Guellala, pottery making
Guellala, pottery making

Photo tip: Visit some of the pottery workshops and capture the craftsmen at work; their skilled hands create the perfect storytelling moment.

Djerbahood

Djerbahood
Djerbahood

This outdoor museum of street art in a small village transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Photo tip: The vibrant murals make stunning backdrops for portrait and street photography.

Matmata

Matmata
Matmata

Visit Matmata to see its unique troglodyte houses.

A troglodyte house
A troglodyte house

Photo tip: Photograph these underground structures in the early morning or late afternoon when shadows play across the landscape and highlight their contours.

Mos Espa Set (Star Wars)

Mos Espa, Star Wars filming location
Mos Espa, Star Wars filming location

For Star Wars fans, Mos Espa is a must see. Nestled in the Sahara desert, the set looks otherworldly.

Mos Espa, Star Wars filming set
Mos Espa, Star Wars filming set

The best photography tip here is to include people in your shots to give a sense of scale.

Chott el Djerid

This salt lake is known for its mirages and breathtaking palette of colors. Nature lovers will want to capture the surreal landscapes here, where the horizon seems endless.

Chott el Djerid
Chott el Djerid

Photo tip: For the best light, go there just before sunset.

Douz

Douz
Douz

Often called the gateway to the Sahara, Douz is the perfect place to photograph the majestic sand dunes.

Dune of Sabbia Dura
Dune of Sabbia Dura

Photo tip: Visit at sunrise for soft light and dramatic shadows.

Kairouan

Kairouan, the mosque
Kairouan, the mosque

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kairouan is an important city in the Islamic world. The Great Mosque is an architectural marvel.

Kairouan Mosque
Kairouan Mosque

Photo tip: The best photos are taken in the quiet early morning hours.

Beni Zelten

Beni Zelten village
Beni Zelten village

Beni Zelten, a small Berber village, shows traditional Tunisian life.

Inside a troglodyte house
Inside a troglodyte house

Photo Tip: Try to photograph locals, their homes and daily activities to tell a story of tradition and community. Respect people’s privacy and customs, and always ask permission before photographing people!

A troglodyte woman
A troglodyte woman

As-Sabikah

As-Sabikah’s palm groves are lush and a welcome contrast to the desert.

The town of As-Sabikah near the oasis Chebika
The town of As-Sabikah near the oasis Chebika

Photo tip: Play with the light to get the best shot.

Local Markets

Tunisia’s local markets are bustling with life. They’re some of the best places to photograph the vibrant chaos, with stalls filled with fresh dates and other produce.

street vendors selling dates
Street vendors selling dates

On your first visit, keep your camera ready at all times; you never know when the perfect shot will present itself. Respect local communities by asking permission before photographing people. Finally, always keep an open mind – sometimes the best things to capture are the unexpected moments that truly reflect the spirit of Tunisia.

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