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A sacred place for humanity

I'm not jewish, but El Ghriba is a synagogue with such historical importance that you will miss if... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
alvarogarnero
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Sao Paulo, SP
Must for historical buffs

Synagogue La Ghriba, built in the 19th century, has extremely strict security clearance for... read more

Reviewed January 29, 2018
Kathleenlim
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Singapore, Singapore
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The most ancient Jewish community in Tunisia supposedly dates back to 586 BCE.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Er-Riadh, Djerba Island 4146, Tunisia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is the oldest synagogue in Africa. Not very big but very beautiful. You have to cover your head, shoulders and lega to enter.

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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Lovely place in the middle of nowhere but plenty of parking. It is a must if you visit Djerba. But beware it does close without notice.

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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Without our guide we would have only viewed the property which is interesting and beautiful. But one needs the history to appreciate this site fully. A private guide is recommended as the staff is not engaging— or at least wasn’t at the time of my...More

1  Thank bridgetkellycruz
Reviewed June 29, 2018

As with all places of historical or religious significance it leaves with it a profound moment to reflect on times past or the people who've entered to pay homage to God. I found the "scene was set" when I saw and heard two gentleman conducting...More

Thank caroler82
Reviewed June 5, 2018

I had a Jewish friend in the US who told me to stop in and visit this place. So I went with my Tunisian lover for a brief trip. It was a lovely place that is a definite must see in the Islamic world. To...More

Thank AbuBrandon
Reviewed April 2, 2018

I'm not jewish, but El Ghriba is a synagogue with such historical importance that you will miss if you don't go there. It's not about the size of it. It's about the history: it's the oldest synagogue in the world and it is still functioning...More

3  Thank alvarogarnero
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Was so looking forward to visiting here but trying to find information both on the internet and locally is extremely difficult We tried on 29/03/2018 only to be told by the security that it was closed. We asked locally on 30/03/2018 and was told that...More

Thank badmintontim
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

This was a really nice trip!! I strongly recommend this one to discover the jewish culture! We didn’t have a guide, but there were jewish people praying, so we could ask them a lot of questions. And they were really excited to explain everything.

Thank HanaM814
Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

Synagogue La Ghriba, built in the 19th century, has extremely strict security clearance for visitors but it was a worthwhile visit. The synagogue is steeped in Jewish traditions and is indeed a piece of amazing Moorish architecture. Its interior is richly decorated. It has beautiful...More

2  Thank Kathleenlim
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit it was very peaceful and filled with beautiful objects. I would definitely Recomended visiting.

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Response from Kathleenlim | Reviewed this property |
So sorry, I don’t know the details of the services held nor the Shabbat or pilgrimage. I was just on a tourist stopover. You may want to Google or contact the synagogue for such details. 🙏🏻
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