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an unobstructed view of the sea Mediterranean in Djerba's island.

Fort Borj El Kebir

Located in northern Houmt-Souk, also called Borj Ghazi Mostpha is an old Arab fort of the XVth century, built during the reign of the Amir al-Abi Fares Hafsi (from Hafsids dynasty) which was strengthened by the corsair Dragut and enlarged by the Spaniards in the sixteenth century. The interior of the excavations have revealed the first fort dating from the thirteenth century. In one of the rooms, an exhibition of discoveries made during excavations of the history of the fort. A panoramic view of the ramparts to see the port and the obelisk of 9 meters high, which recalls the location of Borj-er-Rous (the tower of skulls erected by the corsair Dragut).

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