Beja was built as a military town, laid out in a uniform grid pattern, but has since developed into a charming place to visit with some interesting archaeological remains.

The simple white-washed houses with their red roofs contract sharply with the surrounding green fields and hillside. There is an Islamic style church in the central square and a local medina situated behind it, one of Tunisia’s most authentic.

The Old Town remains almost untouched and it has numerous mosques along its bustling streets which are lined with shops.

In front of the House of the People is the small mausoleum of Sidi Bou Arbaa.

In the western quarter are some old cave dwellings, still in use.

The craggy mountains are covered with tall pines and cork trees.

Attractions close to Beja are the Byzantine fort which was until recently used as a military base in the more modern 19th century buildings.

Road transport

Located about 100 km west of Tunis.

Air transport

The closest airport in Tunisia is Tabarka 7 Novembre Airport in a distance of 39 km, North-West.