"On our way to Ghadames" Qasr al Hajj by Luchonda

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Quasr Al-Hajj

The way from Tripoli to Ghadames, by bus, is long (500km), but believe me you will be able to visit some intermediate places, my first contact with the Berberian traditions was Quasr Al-Hajj. One of a topic, next to Ghadames of course.
This village is home to Libya's largest and most spectacular example of Berber architecture, "en route to Ghadames"
The "Quasr"- Fort was builded in the second half of the 12th century
as a fortified granary for the local nomads ( you will see many of those granaries in the Nalut area)

The administrator of the Granary

You will enter the Quasr from the eastern side.
The main court is breathtaking, the way of storing goods unique as far as i know. There are 114 storage deposits, the same number as there are chapters in the Quran. Not to wonder because the qasr was builded by Sheikh Abu Jatla, a deep religious ruler in this area.

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  • Pros:First visit to berber traditions
  • In a nutshell:An interesting place in Western Libya, in fact a must
  • Last visit to Qasr al Hajj: Oct 2007
  • Intro Updated Nov 30, 2007
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