About Borj el-Kebir

Borj el-Kebir is an ancient fortress built in 15th century near Fatimid Palace and is considered one of the finest specimens of Ottoman military architecture. The fortress was built over the ruins of the city of Griba. In 1903 the site came under the Tunisian authorities who recognized it as a national historic monument and it got transformed into a museum later. The museum has two mausoleums, one is Sidi Saad and other is Ghazi Mustapha.

Must See

Ghazi Mustapha and Sidi Saad Mausoleums.

How to reach

The site is approximately 112 Km from Houmt Souk. Taxi is the best and most convenient option and it takes about 2 hours


  • Be careful when exploring the site and don't rely on the protective barriers which aren't well maintained.              
  • Interpretative labels are in French and Arabic only.

Visit Time

From 16th September to 16th June 

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.
Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.

From 17th June to 17th July

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.
Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m. 

From 18th July to 15th September

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m.
Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m.

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Entrance Fee


Per Person - 7 TND 
Camera - 1 TND

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Time you can spend

30 minutes


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