Tunisia and its unique landscapes provided many of the scenes for the Star Wars films. There are in total 9 Star Wars Sites in Tunisia where the films were shot and many of the decors are still where they were left. One thing that is fascinating when you visit these locations is that the majority of the population have never seen the movies. This is changing and Tunisia hosted a Star Wars festival in 2014.
Below are 3 Star Wars Sites in Tunisia you do not want to miss:
Luke Skywalker’s Home
Luke’s home settings are actually a Troglodyte house that is located in the city of Matmata. Today these dwellings are turned into a hotel by the name of Sidi Driss and you can stay for a night in Luke’s Home for a modest price. By entering the Sidi Driss hotel you will be stunned by its quietness and the fact that these are real buildings and not the typical Universal Studios’ re-creation.
In case the Sidi Driss is full, there are several Troglodytes scattered around the area of Matmata and any of these will be glad to accommodate you for an evening.
On Tatooine Moon
Guermessa is an abandoned Berber village set on the top of a hill overlooking an incredibly beautiful valley. This is also one of the names of the three Tatooine moons. The other two named by real cities too – Chenini and Ghromrassen. Guermessa has several Troglodytes that can be rented for a night stay and you might be able to enjoy the surroundings in your own company.
The real town of Tatouine
There is indeed a Tunisian city by the name of Tatouine. It’s a thrilling place is located in the south part of the country and has been used for the filming of the Mos Espa slavery quarters. The area is known for its multiple fortified castles called Ksars. It is the Ksar Hadada and the Ksar Hallouf where any true Star Wars fan should spend time exploring. For an even more fulfilling experience, the buildings in these Ksars have been transformed into hotels and are offered for a one night stay.
Visit Star Wars Sites in Tunisia
Our Star Wars Tour is our popular 7 days tour custom designed to bring you to all the Star Wars sites throughout Tunisia.