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Guided Tour Ancient Villages, Water Temple & Lunch

Hosted by the Consul of the Tunis Discovering Tunisia Group
Culture & Entertainment
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Took place 1 month ago
Sun 01 Apr 09:30 - 18:30

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Join on Sunday April 1 for a day in the beautiful Zaghouan area!
We will go for a guided tour to the Water Temple in Zaghouan, the Ancient Berber villages Zriba el Olya & Takrouna with a quick stop in Hammam Zriba. We’ll have a traditional lunch in Zriba el Alya.
Hope to see many of you on this tour!

Program :
09.30 Protected content
11:00 Arrival Water Temple
11 :30 Departure to Zriba Olya
12.00 Arrival in Zriba Olya
12 :45 LUNCH in Zriba Olya
13 :45 Departure to Takrouna via Hammam Zriba
14:30 Arrival in Takrouna
16:30 Departure to Tunis
18:30 Arrival in La Marsa

Don’t forget to wear comfortable walking shoes and warm clothes. Also, don't forget your camera!

Menu :
Entré :
-salade verte, salade mechwia, tabouna et Mlewi et huile d'olive
Plat :
- Couscous au viande d'agneau et ( لبن ) or vegetarian
Dessert :
-Fruits de la saison et un verre de thé
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*Price: 75 TND incl transport , lunch & guide (advance payment)
**A reservation is considered after payment (latest Thursday March 29). Protected content

Info on the venues:

The ancient Berber village Zriba el Alia

The village is located about three kilometers south of Hammam Zriba, Zaghouan (built on two rocky peaks).

Description :
The old village,” Zriba Olia” (High Zriba) is a Berber village (now in ruins) which overlooks the Jebel Zaghouan, the second highest peak in Tunisia after the Jebel Ech Chambi .

In the middle of the old town there is a Zawiya dedicated to Sidi Abdel Kader Jilani , founder of the Qadiriyya movement, buried in Baghdad . This Zawiya, built in the VXII century , was the subject of a very thorough restoration. It is home to the ancient architectural elements and played the role of Koran school (Maktab) for young villagers.
Zriba was deserted by its inhabitants in the Protected content , after the development of the new city on the plain. In Protected content , four to five families who still live there totaling twenty souls. Most houses arched but in ruins serve as sheep .

The ancient Berber village Takrouna
Takrouna is a small village in the Sahel region. It stands on a hill at approximately Protected content above sea level, overlooking the Djebel Zaghouan to the north.

Description :
The name Takrouna is believed to have originated from a tribe that immigrated to Andalusia in the 8th century. Following the expulsion of the Moors in Protected content , the descendants of these immigrants settled on the hill that the village now occupies.
Six families of Berber origin live in the village with one family of Andalusian descent. The inhabitants practice agriculture and weaving of alfa and Berber carpets
We will have a coffe and visit the little museum.

Hamma Zriba

The Water Temple, Zaghouan