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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 2 April 2018
Alvaro_Garnero
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Sao Paulo, SP
Tried here twice but shut both times

Was so looking forward to visiting here but trying to find information both on the internet and... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
badmintontim
,
Hastings, United Kingdom
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The most ancient Jewish community in Tunisia supposedly dates back to 586 BCE.
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Er-Riadh, Djerba Island 4146, Tunisia
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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 Alvaro_Garnero
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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

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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.

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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

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Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Barbara L
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Reviewed November 1, 2017

The synagogue is quite small. Still probably interesting for a cultural visit. Most tourist buses stop here. Entry is free but you'll be asked for a small donation on your way in or out.

1  Thank Juancho_catracho
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Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

Very well maintained synagogue. Very interesting to discover. Beautifully reserved decoration. Important world heritage. Important for knowledge about Jewish religion. Amazing to see tolerance and cohabitation of different religious groups in Djerba. Truly the island is peaceful place.

1  Thank Do A
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Reviewed August 18, 2017

Beautiful and quiet place. Give some Dinars to have the right to make a wish. Careful to be correctly dress to enter.

1  Thank Camille L
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

a breathtaking! one of these places where you have a subtle feeling of you've seen this before & you never ever saw this beauty reccomendation: wait till groups leave, it won't take a long

1  Thank LaraSmirnoff
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Reviewed July 15, 2017

Sightseeing of Jerba Island after Guellala, Mides, Houmt Souk brings us the synagogue of El Ghriba.The El Ghriba Synagogue is located in the formerly Jewish village of Harah Sghira. The name El Ghriba means "the marvelous" in Arabic.According to one tradition, the beginnings of the...More

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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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