You Don't Need To Go to Tatooine To Visit the Star Wars Slave Quarters

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You do need to go to Tunisia, which doubled as Tatooine spaceport Mos Espa. It was what Anakin Skywalker called home and the locale for the podrace in Star Wars: Episode I. Real people now live on the abandoned set, but not all of Mos Espa was created by Hollywood.

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Ksar Hadada in Tunisia served as the slave quarters where young Anakin lived with his mother. The buildings, however, were made out of a fortified granary that was hundreds of years old. There is apparently a hotel, too, but the place seems deserted, save for the odd shop or potted plant.

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スターウォーズの舞台になったアナキンの住む奴隷居住区に行ってみた [ロケットニュース]


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I visited Tunisia about 8 years ago, went to Carthage and Tunis and an awesome old Roman Colosseum. It's a fantastic country full of history. I never did visit Tatooine though.