El Ghriba Synagogue, Djerba Island

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Although a similar structure probably stood here as long ago as 586 BCE, El Ghriba Synagogue was built during the 20th century. Decorated with shades of aqua blue, green, and white, the synagogue has a light and breezy look to it, complemented by the openness of the central courtyard. In what was once an all-Jewish town, the building stands as the island's best-preserved reminder of Jewish history in the country, attracting many pilgrims throughout the year. Take a look at our Djerba Island trip itinerary app to schedule your visit to El Ghriba Synagogue and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • a place to visit, more than for artistic or architectural value, rather than for historical and cultural interest. it is the oldest synagogue in Africa, it is the fact that it is located in a Muslim-majority country makes the idea of how Tunisia is open and inclusive towards diversity. I recommend it.
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  • Very nice places to know the creation of djerbas to absolutely defeat the visit of the most Enssienne synagogue
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  • even if you are addicted to the beach or pool this visit is almost mandatory !place of prayers a little captivating and really beautiful!! Inside take the time to visit
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  • Jewish culture always intrigued me! El Ghariba of Djerba Tunisia is so so beautiful and fascinating! Please wear suitable clothes on the day you're going and for women just take a scarf as you have to cover your head. Enjoy it!
  • Very interesting and historic place
  • There are no fees to enter the synagogue the man inside is just selling pictures and it is not a religious habit, so don't get tricked.
  • Great place to visit when in Djerba. The buildings are an statement of the ancient synagogue architecture. The courtyards reveal different spaces, and the sense of peace is prevalent. The party area, where one will have to use the specific garments, is richly decorated and sumptuous.
  • I liked the architecture the colours nevertheless the people working there are not so friendly and obliges you to pay some fees to help the synagogue
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