Discover The Star Wars setting Tunisia

This site, used in Star Wars to depict the fictitious planet Tatooine, actually lies in the heart of the desert, a couple of miles away from Tozeur. The troglodyte courtyards and buildings are inspired by the famous troglodyte houses of Matmata. The town, called Tatooine in the film, is actually Tatouine. Easily accessible, the setting for the film is worth a visit, preferably at sunset, when the sun's rays turn the walls and the surrounding sand a golden colour.

  • A 'Star Wars' backdrop, The Star Wars setting, The desert castles, Matmata, Tunisia
    A 'Star Wars' backdrop

    The famous cave dwellings of the village of Matmata are located at an altitude of 600m and were used in scenes in the 'Star Wars' films.

    © Satina / 123RF
  • , The Star Wars setting, The desert castles, Matmata, Tunisia
    The Star Wars setting
    © Satina / 123RF
  • , The Star Wars setting, The desert castles, Matmata, Tunisia
    The Star Wars setting
    © Mrivserg / 123RF
  • , The Star Wars setting, The desert castles, Matmata, Tunisia
    The Star Wars setting
    © Olga Beregelia / 123RF
  • , The Star Wars setting, The desert castles, Matmata, Tunisia
    The Star Wars setting
    © Antoine LORGNIER / 123RF
  • , The Star Wars setting, The desert castles, Matmata, Tunisia
    The Star Wars setting
    © Zvonimir Atletic / 123RF
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