Dramatically Beautiful Pilgrimage Destination in Tunisia
This splendid architectural achievement and historic religious site is listed as one of the oldest synagogues in the world. El Ghriba Synagogue, also called Djerba Synagogue, is a stunning, two thousand year old Moorish-style synagogue that is presently a pilgrimage destination for Tunisian Jews celebrating the holiday of Lag Baomer (33 days after Passover begins.) This Worldwide Gifts magnetic photo shows a lovely image of the interior of the famous ancient synagogue, which is located on the beautiful Island of Djerba (Jerba) off the coast of Tunisia. Because of its popularity as a pilgrimage and tourist destination, this synagogue photo is a great souvenir from Tunisia.
Another important historic religious site on Djerba is the Bassi Mosque,the Jama Fadloud, and so is the L'Eglise Saint-Joseph. Historic Fort Ghazi Mustapha is another popular cultural tourist attraction on Djerba.
More Wonderful Reasons to Visit Djerba
Located in the Gulf of Gabes, Djerba is the biggest island of North Africa, and has become an extraordinarily popular tourist destination for many Italian, French and German tourists. The incredible pristine golden sand beaches and the sparkling sapphire Mediterranean waters attract many for the sheer beauty of the scenery. Sentido Djerba Beach is one of the most popular beaches, and visitors also enjoy playing golf at Djerba Golf Club, or horse-back riding at the Royal Carriage Riding School.
Diving and kite surfing are also both popular activities off the shores of the island of Djerba, as are all types of water sports from jet-skiing and sailing to fishing and swimming. There are a couple of interesting crocodile farms that are open to visitors, as well as some interesting museums. Borj El Kebir is another interesting spot to visit that provides both historic ambience in an old stone fort and magnificent beaches and water views.