The Kasbah of Sfax, otherwise known as a castle, and its vicinity, including the little Place de la Kasbah, was definitely my favourite place in the city. In tandem, the Kasbah itself and the square in front of its entrance could not be more dramatically different from one another. The square was leafy with plenty of shade and places to sit down and chill, while the Kasbah and its courtyard was basking in the sun with no shade anywhere. It was also barren, but built from a warm-coloured stone, which created a spectacular contrast to what one could find just outside the main gate.
The Kasbah was a very interesting piece of architecture in its own right, and in addition it was hosting the Tunisian Architecture Museum, displaying building patterns found across the country spanning several centuries. One could wander around freely on the ramparts, although the views from the upper walls were less spectacular than in other cities.