Museum Dar Essid, Sousse

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An ornate interior with elaborate tilework is just part of the draw of Museum Dar Essid, a small private museum that gives an intimate portrait of a well-to-do 19th century Essid family. Richly decorated period rooms with meticulously preserved furniture and items depict the daily life of an aristocratic family made up of senior officials of the city administration. The building with a tiled courtyard was built in 928, making it one of the oldest in the city. Information sheets give you a chance to walk at your own pace through massive arched doors and see a collection of photographs and portraits. Top floor has a cafe, just above the servant's room. Overlooking the medina, the 65 m (213 ft) tall tower offers sweeping views of the city below. Work out when and for how long to visit Museum Dar Essid and other Sousse attractions using our handy Sousse travel route planning website .
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  • No taxi has a clue where the museum is located. It is on a secluded street inside the medina. The gate is always locked, but if you have luck as we had, a lady will open. Interesting to see how a Burget's house could look like inside. The view at the top is nice.
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  • We only paid 4 dinar entry plus 1 dinar for photos. The history of this Middle class property is amazing. The date goes back to 998 AD , with my favourite part being the Roman pissoire in the bathroom...  more »
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  • Wonderful ! Here you can learn and see so many things about Tunisians old style families. The museum is a well preserved house of a middle class Tunisian family with first and second wives. All the furniture, many personal objects and clothes are there . Don't forget visit the terrace !
  • This place is fab! The only problem is that it's off the.beaten track, but is well worth the walk To put it simply it's beautiful
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