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El Ghriba Synagogue

Er-Riadh (Harah Sghira), Djerba Island, Tunisia
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Significant Historical/Religious/Cultural Tunisian Site

A physically small but emotionally vast synagogue with complex histories as well as recent... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2017
Case_USA
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Minneapolis, MN
Good visit

Opening times are correct. Plenty of security measurements. Is a good visit. Bit difficult to find... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
pimbo g
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The most ancient Jewish community in Tunisia supposedly dates back to 586 BCE.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
22 Jan 2017
“Good visit”
23 Jan 2017
“Significant Historical/Religious/Cultural Tunisian Site”
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Er-Riadh (Harah Sghira), Djerba Island, Tunisia
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

A physically small but emotionally vast synagogue with complex histories as well as recent tragedies. If possible, secure a guide who is familiar with the dual Jewish cultures of Tunisia - the story is riveting. Examine the wishing wall and learn about the foundation stone....More

Thank Case_USA
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Opening times are correct. Plenty of security measurements. Is a good visit. Bit difficult to find the way

Thank pimbo g
Reviewed 11 October 2016

beautiful synagogue - well worth a visit.girls:bring a scarf to cover you hair if you don't you can always borrow one. make the taxi wait for you. The visit won't take long

Thank Agneta F
Reviewed 28 June 2016

It''s a interesting place. Need pay 2 dinars or 1 (i don't remember, sorry.but is cheap.) to take pictures and you receive one postal.

Thank Carolina R
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Its not what i expected of a traditional synagogue. Understandably, it has borrowed so much from the artistic culture in which it was found...it was covered all in tiles like a typical tunisian place. Buses come with loads of tourists...so wait outside till they leave...More

Thank lamia a
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I really do not understand how come this ancient monument is rated #5 as a to do thing in Djerba Island. This is a must visit whenever you are in Djerba. It is a beautiful synagogue and is the most ancient synagogue in North Africa....More

1  Thank Ines S
Reviewed 20 March 2016

La Ghriba is the oldest Synagogue in Africa it is not huge, just a 2 room temple, it take 15mn to visit it, but it is very charming you really feel that you are in a holy and secular place a must see in jerba...More

Thank Olivierfrompaname
Reviewed 2 March 2016

High security and I understand why. A haven of peace. Restoration is stunning. The artifacts are a wonder of the world for all religions. I can't explain in words my experience. An absolute must when in Djerba.

Thank Lucinda2610
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

There isn't much to see in the area so if you are in Djerbahood, it is worth stopping in. The main gathering was pretty but not much going on besides that.

Thank btravel17
Reviewed 1 September 2015

One of the oldest synagogue of the world is in Djerba. It's an island of Jewish traditions in an ocean of Muslim culture. Fine architecture and inspired ambiance and very welcoming people. Don't miss the visit of the fascinating caravansary next door.

1  Thank Mwasaju
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