Built between 1912 and 1922 for French-born Baron Rodolphe d’Erlanger and his Italian-American wife Elizabetta, this palatial residence is a very colorful mix of Modernist architecture and traditional Maghrebi and Andalusian design.
Now a stunning museum, it is filled with carved stucco and wooden inlay work, marble floors and columns, ornate furniture and a bizarrely fun collection of musical instruments.
Inside and out, this exquisite museum is a must.
And don’t miss the roof for its fabulous view.
Museum Dar El-Annabi
Dar El-Annabi offers a wonderful opportunity to experience the life, arts, and culture of a traditional-style Sidi Bou Said house.
It was built at the end of the 18th century, turned into a summer resort during the 20th century, and is now a local museum.
Below Sidi Bou Said is the small marina, where you can stroll or sit and sip some mint tea.
Shopping in Sidi Bou Said
There are so many fun gift and art shops that we were constantly entertained.
Sidi Bou Said at Night
And there is nothing like it for nighttime strolling and shopping.
…or another excuse for mint tea, this time with Pinenuts, at Café des Nattes.
No matter where you stand in Sidi Bou Said, the strong and consistent colors of the pure white buildings, and blues complemented by the turquoise sea are simply breathtaking.
People say nothing is impossible. But I say it IS impossible not to be enchanted by the beautiful city of Sidi Bou Said.
…and then, she paused for thought.