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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El Ghriba Synagogue Reviews
un luogo da visitare, più che per il valore artistico o architettonico, che per l'interesse storico e culturale. è la sinagoga più antica d'Africa, è il fatto che si trovi in un Paese a maggioranza mu... more »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.
Très belle endroits pour connaître la création de djerbas à faire absolument échec la visite de la plus enssienne synagogue more »Very nice places to know the creation of djerbas to absolutely defeat the visit of the most Enssienne synagogue
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
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