Tataouine is a city in southern Tunisia, the capital of the Tataouine Governorate. The below-ground «cave dwellings» of the native Berber population, designed for coolness and protection, render the city and the area around it a tourist and film makers’ attraction.

The name of the town was immortalized in «Star Wars» as «Tatooine», but most of the filming was not done here, but at Matmata.

Ksar Ouled Soltane.

It is a fortified granary, or ksar, located in the Tataouine district in southern Tunisia.

Built in the 15th century, the ksar is one of the best of its kind left. It stands on a hilltop, which protected it from invaders. The Ksar Ouled Soltaine gained fame as the slave quarters where Anakin Skywalker lived in «Star Wars»: Episode I – «The Phantom Menace».

Road transport

Located about 433 km south of Tunis.

Air transport

The closest airport in Tunisia is Djerba Zarzis International Airport in a distance of 109 km, North.