The Cantina

By Pamela Green
Photography by Gus Lopez

Just off the main road, in the port city of Ajim, can be found the infamous Star Wars cantina, along with several other Mos Eisley locations.

Location: 33° 43' 26" N, 10° 44' 59" E (using Magellan GPS Pioneer)
Directions: Ajim is located on the southwest corder of the island of Djerba, just off Tunisia's west coast. Ajim is actually the island side ferry terminal, so it is well signed. As you're coming off the ferry terminal, continue into town. The cantina locations are to the south of the main road. The cantina is in a residential area on Avenue Aboul Kacem Chebi.

After spending the morning tracking down Anchorhead and Ben's House, we ventured back into the city of Ajim. There, after wandering down a few back roads, we came face to face with the infamous cantina.

There's now a junk pile where the drunken jawas should be sacked out, but the building is unmistakable. The friendly owner remembers the Star Wars films, and amiably showed us bits of the 1977 set that were currently being used for the roof of a chicken coop.

Here's the pre-Special Edition on-screen shot of the Cantina entrance.

Here's a shot from around the back of the cantina, showing the dome from another angle.

Several other shots of Ben and Luke riding the landspeeder through Mos Eisley were taken nearby. This now ruined dome, just across the street from the cantina, was said to be visible as the landspeeder whizzes by.

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