Dar Jellouli Museum
Sfax
 
 

In a XVIIIth century patrician house, in the heart of the medina of the capital of the south, a regional museum of popular arts and traditions has been established.

The house itself was bequeathed by one of the great families of the Sfaxian bourgeoisie and is in the pure classical style of stately Tunisian houses, behind a relatively modest façade. The four T shaped rooms are laid out around a square courtyard, one on each side. The “reception area” opposite the entranceway, was flanked by alcoves on each side that were used as storerooms and with at each end of the main part of the room, a recess designed for holding a bed. The rooms were self contained apartments generally occupied by the descendants grouped around the patriarch. Dar Jallouli is built on two floors.

These rooms, especially those on the ground floor, portray reconstructed scenes from traditional daily life in the city of Sfax marked by the urban-rural duality, since the population spent a good part of the year in their jnen (type of farm) that lay on the outskirts of the city until recently.

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Center
- amphitheatre
- museum
From 16/09 to 31/03 : 09.30 - 16.30
From 01/04 to 15/09 : 09.30 - 16.30
From 17/06 to 17/07 : 9:30-16:30 Horaire Ramadan
5 Dt
Closed on Monday
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