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
Très belle synagogue que l'on peut visiter pour 1 dinard Prenez un taxi pour vous y rendre et après visiter le village à pied Les murs des habitations sont décorées de très jolies peintures et vous tr... more »Very beautiful synagogue that you can visit for 1 dinard Take a taxi to get there and after visiting the village on foot The walls of the houses are decorated with very nice paintings and you will find a small bar restaurant very nicely decorated and very typical You will find taxis to get back to the centre of the village A pleasant visit for a farprice
C'est la première fois que je visitais une synagogue. Je pensais que c'était un lieu de recueillement mais je me suis cru dans le métro les jours de grève ! Le lieu n'est pas très grand et les visiteu... more »This is the first time I've visited a synagogue. I thought it was a place of recollection but I thought I was on the subway on strike days! The place is not very large and the visitors undisciplined. I enjoyed the beauty of the place full of history but not the atmosphere "tourist factory".
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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